LEONARDO AND ARIOSTO EARRINGS

7,900.00

Earrings with antique museum quality lava cameos set on squared black enamels, enlightened by natural Australian pearls and mounted with yellow gold 18kt and 14tk . The beautiful high-reliefs, dating from around 1860, are those of Leonardo da Vinci and Ludovico Ariosto. One-of-a-kind piece.Read More

Character: Leonardo da Vinci, Ludovico Ariosto
Century: 1860 c.
Materials: lava,pearls ct 28,53, gold 18 kt, gold 9 kt
Size: 4,5 x 3 cm / 1,57 x 1,18 inches

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Product Description

These earrings host the ancient carving of Leonardo and Ariosto, among some of the most prominent voices forgin Italian Renaissance.Leonardo was an artist , a scientist, a real genius, Ariosto a famous poet, a playwright, a diplomat.Their profiles gently emerge from these extraordinary 19th century cameos in green lava and framed in a squared glaming black enamel setting that, enriched with pearls, acquires striking new energy . This piece passes down a story about travelers. During their Grand Tours in the most famous italian artistic cities, cameos of natives artists were special souvenirs of the places they visited.The Grand Tour was a journey into Western Europe undertaken by young European aristocrats starting from the 17th century. The intention was to perfect their knowledge about history, art, culture. It could last few months or many years, and it was usually made in Italy.The artistic halo of Leonardo and Ariosto are still enclose in this unique pair of earrings totally designed and handcrafed in Italy.

SIZE

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.