An exceptional recreation of an exceptional earring. Made famous by the 2003 Lions Gate film by the same name, Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring" painting is a very well-known historical image in modern times. The hard-to-come-by colossal white pearl drop is a rare find. Truly breath-taking...the perfect reproduction earrings for any occasion. A great pair of high-quality earrings that would express the elegant simplicity of the 17th century as seen in Vermeer's picture, but would also be suitable for wear by a 21st century woman.
The painting Girl with a Pearl Earring (Dutch: Het Meisje met de Parel) is one of Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer's masterworks and as the name implies, uses a pearl earring for a focal point. Today the painting is kept in the Mauritshuis gallery in the Hague. It is sometimes referred to as "the Mona Lisa of the North" or "the Dutch Mona Lisa". It will be on tour at the De Young Museum in San Francisco in January-June 2013.
* size .875 inches or 22.2 millimeters, width is 0.625 of an inch or 15.875mm
* weight 3 grams each. Total of 30 carats
* vermeil findings (24k gold over sterling silver)
* by Nancy Tranter
Working Hard in the Studio
Quick photo snaps from my studio. I should be able to put up three major statement pieces on Etsy soon. Really high quality metals and AAA grade pearls. Is that an Alfred Phillipe Trifari all the way on the left. Can''t wait to make something out of that.