They have been redesigned using 14 karat gold filled leverback posts & checkerboard cut green cubic zirconia (CZ) for an elegant look. There are minimal missing tesserae (the tiny glass tile pieces).The black glass stone has no cracks I can detect, however there are a few unremarkable flea bites around the edges; very hard to see without a loupe. Please examine all photos for details and condition. Total height is 2.5" x 9/16" wide. The back panel is fine jeweler's brass and the stamp is my maker's mark. A brief history of micro mosaic jewelry. Wearing micro mosaic jewelry became popular during the Grand Tour period (17th - 19th Century).
Members of rich European families would travel around Europe, taking in the sights and cultures of different countries. Italy was a very popular tourist spot as it had a long and prestigious history in arts and culture - a favorite subject in aristocratic circles. It was also a famous glass producer, and Italian craftsmen quickly turned their glass making skills to making stunning miniature micro mosaic pictures for their rich visitors. Flowers were a very popular subject.Each piece of tesserae was hand cut by the artist and set in place with tweezers. No two micro mosaic pieces are the same. Occasionally I have people ask me if this is my best price for a given item. I prefer to list at my lowest possible price so my buyers are getting the best value. I prefer not to artificially inflate prices only to dicker down. I don't feel that serves anyone. Yes, this is my best price. The item "Micro Mosaic Tree Leaf Earrings, Green Cubic Zirconia (CZ)" is in sale since Friday, July 6, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Earrings". The seller is "italianmicromosaics" and is located in Sedona, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Viet nam.