Handmade using the ancient technique of lampworking, graduated glass cubes with an exceptional lightness of being dangle from sterling silver findings and earwires. These Glass Cube Dangle Earrings are handmade in Canada by jewelry artist Alicia Niles. Each bead will vary slightly.
More than decorations, Qing dynasty empresses were multi-taskers, who often wielded exceptional influence in the arts, religion, politics, and diplomacy, in addition to their duties as mothers and royals. We've curated a collection of apparel and accessories in sumptuous fabrications, vivid prints, and rich red and coral colors—all of which echo the beauty of the lavish court robes and jewelry—several examples of which are included in the exhibit of Qing empress' costumes, jewelry, paintings, and furnishings exhibited at our Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.