Colosseum - Temple of Vesta micromosaic and two conic garnets 18 kt Gold Earrings

• Handmade 100% Made in Italy • 2 authentic micromosaics (19th cent.) • 2 Conic garnets • Band material: 18 kt Gold
$11,727.00

Crafted with precision and elegance, these 18 Kt gold earrings showcase the exquisite artistry of the Vatican School of Mosaic, featuring two stunning conic garnets alongside two intricate micromosaics. These micromosaics, portraying the iconic Roman landmarks of the Colosseum and the Temple of Vesta, are a testament to the skill of the artisans who emerged from the renowned Vatican mosaic studio.

Established in 1727, the "Vatican Mosaic Studio" became a hub for Rome's finest mosaic artists, specializing in the creation of micromosaics composed of the tiniest glass pieces. With some containing over 5000 pieces per square inch, these works of art captivated travelers during the Grand Tour, often being the culminating fascination of their journey through Europe.

Rome, with its timeless squares and monuments, served as the ultimate destination for Grand Tour travelers, immortalized not only in paintings and sculptures but also in these miniature marvels of micro mosaic. From classic motifs to scenes of everyday life, animals, and flora, the intricate designs captivated viewers with their meticulous detail, vibrant colors, and harmonious compositions.

Originally mounted on copper, micromosaics later found their perfect setting in gold or silver, transforming them into exquisite adornments such as necklaces, bracelets, brooches, earrings, rings, and pendants. During the first half of the 19th century, it became fashionable for Grand Tour ladies to possess a parure—a coordinated set—of gold or gilt silver jewelry adorned with micro mosaic plaquettes, each depicting a different picturesque location encountered during their travels.

All of our jewels come with a certificate of authenticity, guaranteeing their origin and quality. This certification ensures that each piece has been meticulously crafted by skilled artisans and meets the highest standards of excellence.