BUTTERFLIES EARRINGS

4,150.00

Earrings in white gold with beautiful antique oval mosaics, original from 19th century, depicting two colored hardstone butterflies finily handset on glowing mother-of-pearl. The mosaics, datable around 1880, are called “Commessi Fiorentini” and are embellished by removable black amphoras. Unique piece.Read More

Character: animals
Century: 1880 c.
Materials: mosaics, mother of pearl, gold 9 kt
Size: 4 x 3,5 cm / 1,57 x 1,18 inches
Size amphoraes: 3 cm / 1,18 inches

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Product Description

uttuIn these versatile pair of earrings are nestled two beautiful ancient mosaics called “Commessi fiorentini”. “Commesso fiorentino” is an unusual name for an ancient technique used already in Roman times and especially in vogue in Florence at the end of the 1500s, in particular during the Medici period. It’s a refined composition made up of stone fragments and carvings, which can be easily mistaken for real painting. In this pair of earrings, alternative materials and the variegated shapes of the butterflies mix together in perfect harmony: a marvelous choir singing an hymn to traditional contemporaneity. One-of-a- kind pair of earrings totally designed and handmade in Italy.

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All Anna Porcu earrings are made for pierced ears. If you wish to convert a pair of Anna Porcu earrings into clips, please contact us by writing to info@annaporcu.com .
If the design of the earrings allows enough space in the back of the earring to mount a clip, we will be pleased to satisfy your request. This work will require an additional fee and a longer shipping time.
 

We do ship from Italy worldwide. Shipping times vary from 4-10 working days. Domestic and international shipping, except for some countries, are included in the price while import taxes and customes costs are borne by the client. Any customs or import duties are charged once the parcel reaches its destination country. These charges must be paid by the recipient of the parcel. Unfortunately , we have no control over these charges, and cannot tell you what the cost would be , as customs policies and import duties vary widely from country to country. If your country is not included in the list of countries we ship to, please write to info@annaporcu.com.

1 - Can a pair of Anna Porcu earrings be converted into clips?

Yes, it is possible if the design of the earrings allows enough space in the back of the earring to mount a clip. This work may require an additional fee. For information write to info@annaporcu.com

2- Are the cameos antique?

Yes, I work using antique cameos from the 1800s and early 1900s.

3- Are cameos reproducible?

No, my cameo jewelry pieces are unique and one-of-a-kind. However, if you like a specific subject and the cameo that portrays it has already been sold, I will do my best, upon request, to find a similar one but it will NEVER be the same.

4- Can I give you a cameo that I own to be reassembled on design by Anna Porcu?

I often get this question but, unfortunately, the answer is no. All the cameos that I use in my design were chosen by my eye and my heart. I am sure you do understand!

5 - What are the shipping times and costs?

 We do ship from Italy worldwide. Shipping times vary from  4-10 working days. Domestic  and international shipping, except for some countries, are included in the price while import taxes and customes costs are borne by the client. Any customs or import duties are charged once the parcel reaches its destination country. These charges must be paid by the recipient of the parcel. Unfortunately , we have no control over these charges, and cannot tell you what the cost would be , as customs policies and import duties  vary widely from country to country. If your country is not included in the list of countries we ship to, please write to info@annaporcu.com.

6 - How should I clean my cameo?

Anna Porcu jewelry is made with original antique cameos from the 19th century. To preserve the patina, we recommend cleaning the cameo simply with lukewarm water, delicately rubbing the surface with an old toothbrush. If you need a more thorough cleaning you can add a drop of shampoo to the water. Dry well with a cotton cloth.