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Italian Jewelry Earrings

 

Italian Renaissance Earrings
Italian Renaissance Earrings
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At the foot of Mount Vesuvius, just 10 miles south of Naples, lies the fishing town of Torre del Greco. Long known for their carved shell cameos, Torre del Greco jewelers also work with gold and gems, using time-honored techniques such as lost-wax casting. In lost-wax casting, a jeweler carves his or her design in wax, and then forms a mold around the model. When molten metal is poured into the mold, the wax melts away, leaving a perfect reproduction of the original model.


Available styles: Ruby with Pearl, Pearl with Sapphire
$68.00
Cameo Earrings
Cameo Earrings
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This graceful cameo is hand-carved in the southern Italian town of Torre del Greco, at the foot of Mount Vesuvius, using the pink and ivory of the conch shell. The artist delicately carves away the outer layer of the shell to shape a young woman’s profile. Cameos became popular souvenirs for English tourists visiting the newly rediscovered ruins of Pompeii during the Elizabethan era. Sterling silver. Signed by the artist.


$119.00
Italian Gemstone Floral Earrings
Italian Gemstone Floral Earrings
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A cluster of rich gems makes a romantic accent in these Art Nouveau-inspired earrings. Jewelers in the seaside town of Torre del Greco combine cultured pearls, rubies, emeralds, carnelian, and agate in a sweeping arrangement. A pink resin rosette adds an old-fashioned touch. The gems are all set in 14-karat gold-plated sterling silver bezels.


$248.00
Italian Cameo and Pearl Earrings
Italian Cameo and Pearl Earrings
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Perched at the foot of Mount Vesuvius, Torre del Greco has been known for its hand-carved shell cameo jewelry since the 1700s. Cameos were popular souvenirs among well-heeled English travelers visiting the ruins of Pompeii. Although the tiny fishing village has grown into a developed town, carved cameos remain a local specialty.


$148.00
Art Nouveau Italian Earrings
Art Nouveau Italian Earrings
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Renaissance meets Art Nouveau in these pearl and gemstone earrings. Art Nouveau flourished in Europe during the turn of the 20th century. Its streamlined, geometric shapes influenced everything from advertising to architecture, furniture to fashion. In Rome, an architect named Gino Coppede designed an entire neighborhood in the Art Nouveau style, right down to the street lamps. The "Quartiere Coppede" still looks much as it did when the architect died in 1927.


Available styles: Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire
$135.00
Toscana Vintage-style Earrings
Toscana Vintage-style Earrings
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Inspired by the rich cultural heritage of Tuscany, Italy, where she grew up, an Italian artisan handcrafts these accents in her family studio in Val d’Arno, near Florence. Swarovski crystals, glass pearl beads, and 14-karat gold plate create a romantic look that blends early-20th-century vintage with the opulence of the Renaissance.


$65.00