Empress Dyed Emerald Quartz Pierced Earrings

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Evoking the understated magnificence of Qing dynasty jewelry, faceted oval cabochons of dyed emerald are presented in elegant hand-sculpted settings—to gracefully dangle from rose-cut post earrings. Clear-coated brass and bronze. These Empress Dyed Emerald Quartz Pierced Earrings are handmade in the U.S.A.

Museum Story

This faux emerald jewelry evokes the richly patterned costumes and costly jewels of the Empresses of China's Forbidden City, 1644-1912 exhibit at our Freer|Sackler museums of Asian art. There the displayed objects reveal an ancient mantra—dressing for success enhances your powers of influence.