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Balinese Abalone and Silver Dragonfly Earrings

Item #42303

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Original Price: $40.00


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From the intricately scrolled wings to the segmented tail, these dainty Balinese Abalone and Silver Dragonfly Earrings are handmade by Balinese silversmiths, who jewel the body with a cabochon of iridescent abalone.  1.18"l.

Museum Provenance

Our Asian ethnological collection includes similar jewelry.

Every Smithsonian purchase will arrive with a museum provenance card explaining how it is adapted from or inspired by an object or objects in our collection.

Additional Gemstone Information

The thick inner shell of the marine gastropod abalone is composed of nacre, or mother-of-pearl. In many species this layer is highly iridescent, making it especially desirable for use in jewelry.

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