In 1859 an enormous vein of silver was struck at the now legendary Comstock Lode in Nevada. The price for this previously “precious” metal dropped drastically throughout the world markets and it became more readily available for the production of jewelry for the middle classes.
The hoi polloi could now adorn themselves in the manner to which they had become accustomed to seeing through the modeling of those such as HRS Queen Victoria and her penchant for self adornment.
Strikingly balancing organic motifs with geometrics, these round plaques of sterling silver have been stamped and engraved with touches of yellow and rose gold over silver.
A daisy flower catches the eye, one leaf of yellow, one of rose. Engraved small leaves flare outward at the bottom.
A scallop of rose gold and silver beaded edges adds even more dimensionality and texture to these earrings of hollow and lightweight construction. The perfect medium length lends to an all-around daily wear adornment with their original ear wires.