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Antique Georgian Berlin Iron and Onyx Earrings
Geiss round, scrolling vines are the top section of these Berlin Iron earrings c. 1820. We added the onyx teardrops thereby creating a pair of romantic and very lovely chandelier earrings , light on the ear and uniquely beautiful. The earrings were originally During the Napoleonic wars, Germany asked their citizens to turn in their gold jewelry to support the war effort that depleted the treasury of Germany. Wealthy aristocrats did so and in return were rewarded with jewelry made of iron in intricate designs. The Berlin Iron jewelry became highly desired in Europe. The wealthy requested their ambassadors to bring home examples for them. Eventually Napoleon raided the foundries and stole molds for Berlin Iron. He commanded his jewelers to make iron jewels for him. These earring are 1 3/4 inches long and 7/8 of an inch wide. Very Good Condition
- In the Style OfGeorge III
- Place of OriginGermany
- Date of Manufacturec1820
- MetalBerlin Iron
- Condition DetailsFashioned from a Geiss Berlin Iron Necklace
- DimensionsW .88 in. x D 2.5 in.W 22.36 mm x D 63.5 mm
- Length2.5 in. (63.5 mm)
- Weight4.5 g
- Seller LocationStamford, CT
- Seller Reference NumberBIO#1
- Reference NumberLU327833222
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