The beautiful and flamboyant Countess of Castiglione, Virginia Oldoini has always been an inspiration, and this piece was inspired by her. Although she was describe as having eyes that constantly changed color from green to an extraordinary blue violet, this piece was named so for her admiration towards black during her declining years and her evolving life from a self conscious doll to a morbid mourner.
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The Black Eyed Virginia Earrings was meant for those fashionista's that seek something uniquely quirky, evocative and fun in their jewelry collection. It features a mystique Jet round cab with faceted edges that is adorned with a single peach rhinestone in the center and positioned in a fine silver (999) wire work frame.
Below are curves of sparkling clear glass and AB Swarovski rhinestone chain enhanced with luxurious hand dyed silk floss, each knotted with a Fuchsia Swarovski bicone bead.
The earring post is embellished with a luminous dreamlike Pink Opal Sabrina vintage rhinestone surrounded with clear glass rhinestone and set in sterling silver (925) with a fancy daisy sterling silver clutch stopper.
Lenght ~ 2.4" (Top of earring post to the bottom fringes)
Wide ~ 1.5" (The widest of the fringes)
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Available here: ♦ The Black Eyed Virginia ♦