Indian Silver and Glass Earrings
These silver and glass earrings were made in India. The Indian subcontinent has a long tradition of innovative jewelry design that stretches back almost five thousand years and reflects the diverse array of cultures and beliefs of the people who live there.
This diversity of styles has meant that jewelers have designed a variety of earrings that differ not only aesthetically, but also in the way they are worn. Women in India have historically pierced and ornamented the helix, scapha, tragus, lobes, anti-helix, or anti-tragus of their ears depending on their cultural traditions and personal preferences. These earrings are made of curved silver wire and glass to be worn on the earlobes.
Circa: Early 20th century
Material: Silver, Glass
Inventory number: JL3591