We are so often complimented on shaping dreams out of stone and silver. The Victorians used black onyx to great dramatic effect. These shield-shaped black onyx earrings are regally banded with two tiny garnets and a rice pearl set in gold vermeil. Hoop backs for pierced ears. Size 1 1/4 inches.
...Subtle rather than ostentatious...
Contemporary was formed during the late nineteenth century. Many French group of artists sought to portray art as the artist's impression of a subject.