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Earrings - General

Earrings have compelled wearers for generations. A testament to their longevity dates to ancient Rome, where aristocratic women, desiring to perfect their marble portrait busts, asked their sculptors to include two small holes in the likeness’ earlobes so that it could wear a pair of earrings.

Though the ancient Romans were not the first to port earrings, they innovated on their design by experimenting with new settings and new materials. The rise in popularity of semi-precious gems and pearls resulted in brilliant dangles and gem-encrusted settings, all of which paved the way for some of the earrings styles still beloved today.

Adding to these innovations was the advent in the 19th century of the clip-on earring. Designed in response to those who disliked the notion of piercing one’s ears, the clip-on earring developed into a style of its own, with even today’s top designers creating clip-on styles. This ingenuity of design, combined with the rich variety of styles, contributed to the continued popularity of earrings.

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Gilson Emerald & White Sapphire Earrings in Sterling (925) Silver
Apr 21, 12:00 PM AEST
Gilson Emerald & White Sapphire Earrings in Sterling (925) Silver
by Smalls Auctions
Est: AUD350- AUD450
AUD2700 Bids
Emerald & Diamond Drop Earrings in 9ct White Gold (Pair)
Apr 21, 12:00 PM AEST
Emerald & Diamond Drop Earrings in 9ct White Gold (Pair)
by Smalls Auctions
Est: AUD375- AUD475
AUD2700 Bids
Diamond-set Earrings in 14ct Yellow Gold (Pair)
Apr 28, 12:00 PM AEST
Diamond-set Earrings in 14ct Yellow Gold (Pair)
by Smalls Auctions
Est: AUD400- AUD500
AUD3000 Bids
Multi-hoop Earrings in 9ct Yellow Gold inset with Diamonds (Pair)
Apr 28, 12:00 PM AEST
Multi-hoop Earrings in 9ct Yellow Gold inset with Diamonds (Pair)
by Smalls Auctions
Est: AUD425- AUD525
AUD3200 Bids
Chequerboard-faceted Pyrite Drop Earrings in 9ct Yellow Gold (Pair)
Apr 28, 12:00 PM AEST
Chequerboard-faceted Pyrite Drop Earrings in 9ct Yellow Gold (Pair)
by Smalls Auctions
Est: AUD2,000- AUD2,500
AUD1,5000 Bids
Copper Scarab Drop Earrings (Pair)
Apr 28, 12:00 PM AEST
Copper Scarab Drop Earrings (Pair)
by Smalls Auctions
Est: AUD200- AUD250
AUD1500 Bids
Exquisite Clip-on Earrings featuring a Sterling (925) Silver Rope Bezel with Chequerboard-cut Citrines (Pair)
Apr 28, 12:00 PM AEST
Exquisite Clip-on Earrings featuring a Sterling (925) Silver Rope Bezel with Chequerboard-cut Citrines (Pair)
by Smalls Auctions
Est: AUD2,000- AUD2,500
AUD1,5000 Bids
Marcasite & Garnet Drop Earrings in Sterling (925) Silver (Pair)
Apr 28, 12:00 PM AEST
Marcasite & Garnet Drop Earrings in Sterling (925) Silver (Pair)
by Smalls Auctions
Est: AUD200- AUD250
AUD1500 Bids
Vintage 10ct Gold Wirework Earrings with Matching Brooch (3 items)
Apr 28, 12:00 PM AEST
Vintage 10ct Gold Wirework Earrings with Matching Brooch (3 items)
by Smalls Auctions
Est: AUD375- AUD475
AUD2700 Bids
Gold Earrings in 9ct Yellow Gold with Blue Enamel highlights (Pair)
Apr 28, 12:00 PM AEST
Gold Earrings in 9ct Yellow Gold with Blue Enamel highlights (Pair)
by Smalls Auctions
Est: AUD135- AUD175
AUD900 Bids

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