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    Posted 5 years ago

    katherines…
    (247 items)

    So sometime back I picked up the pair of earrings you see in the first two pics, then about a month ago, the pair in the last two pics. They are not flat, they are puffed, possibly vintage gilt silver, with enameling, studded with rhinestones, glass pearl danglies. Rather elaborate curiosities, I'm guessing Indian? Anyone know anything about this type of earring, please share. Thanks for looking.

    MYSTERY SOLVED: Am marking this as solved, as kyratango confirmed my thought that these were Indian. They are called Meenakari, I found others of this type, which seem to indicate they are either silver or gold with guilloche enamel.

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    1. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 5 years ago
      Found several similar on Etsy, these being the most similar:
      https://www.etsy.com/listing/495663398/70s-enamel-earrings-vintage-1970s?ref=market

      These others bear some resemblance:
      https://www.etsy.com/listing/503717591/kundan-jadau-necklace-indian-wedding?ref=market

      https://www.etsy.com/listing/490211813/turquoise-mughal-earrings?ref=market

      https://www.etsy.com/listing/255328973/purple-chandelier-earrings-chandbali?ref=market

    2. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Also called Meenakari :-)
      Love these, so colorful and light to wear!
    3. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the love, Peasejean55, Karenoke, aura, bijoucaillouvintage, Efesgirl, Hel1, JImam, kyratango, fortapache, and nutsabotas6. :)

      Thanks, Pascale, I looked it up, Meenakari, looks as if it is usually made with fine metals, either silver or gold, is that true?
    4. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 5 years ago
      oh! so happy~
    5. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the love, vetraio50, racer4four, PostCardCollector. :)

      PCC, thank you.
    6. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Hi Katherine! Meenakari, Kundan are the name for the style, originally (and centuries old!) made of precious metal and stones.
      Happily for our purse, Indians make such beautiful copies as your earrings :-)
    7. lentilka11, 5 years ago
      Very interesting!
    8. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the love, mikelv85, and lentilka11. :)

      Okay, thanks for clearing that up, Pascale, I think the yellow ones are vintage and possibly silver, the others possibly gilt silver?

      Thanks, lentilka, they are very exotic, that's what caught my eye. :)

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