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Pietra Dura Butterfly Earrings on 14K earwires

Pietra Dura Butterfly Earrings on 14K earwires

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Jewelry: English: Pre 1900: Item # 1471166
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Victorian Pietra Dura earrings of a butterfly, set in 9K gold. Pietra dura is a form of micro-mosaic made with pieces of hard stone such as agate, and cemented into black marble. It is also known as Florentine mosaic as Florence, Italy was the center of manufacture of these wonderful pieces. Red is a particularly rare color to find in Pietra dura. The earrings are set onto 14K ear wires.