The shards of china used in these broken china drop earrings is genuine Ming china that was found in a shipwreck off the coast of Malaysia near Singapore. Pieces of this Ming china were given to me by a friend who had scuba dived the Portuguese shipwreck. My educated guess based on when the Portuguese were in the spice, tea and silk trading, is that this Ming china is probably at least 350-500 years old.
Here's an article on its origins.
This pair of earrings has only sterling silver components and there is only one of these pairs of earrings with their specific setting. I set these earrings using a sterling silver bezel strip for the setting around the china and it is on a sterling silver backing. Making the earrings involved torch soldering in multiple stages as each joint was soldered. A fair bit of sawing, sanding and polishing was required to bring out the beauty of the setting. It is signed by me and numbered (6) as it was the sixth item of jewelry that I created with this rare and hard to come by china. Their hanging length 1 3/4 inches or 4 cm.
These earrings will be tastefully gift wrapped in a gift box and tied wigth an organza ribbon.
Ming China Earrings
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