Tradition & Modernity

Unusual earrings with onyx & natural pearls in rose gold, circa 1890/2021

Every now and then, on our forays through antique shops, auction houses and flea markets, we find fragments or parts of antique pieces that do not seem wearable as they are, but which we cannot pass by. We hand these objects over to our goldsmith with the idea of creating new pieces of jewellery from fragments: pieces that are wearable in today's world but do not deny their history. In the case of these earrings, it was the natural pearls in their delicate settings that convinced us to let them find their way into a new piece of jewellery. On each earring, a larger split pearl in a claw setting accompanies two smaller pearls in a slightly baroque natural shape. We combined the antique fragments with long onyx drops and added practical, high-carat rose gold hooks. The result is a unique pair of earrings that combines tradition and modernity.

We want you to be 100% satisfied! For that reason, we examine, describe and photograph all of our jewellery with the utmost care.

You can rely on our years of experience in the trade and our expertise as a professional art historians for reviews of the antique jewellery. As a member of various trader organisations and the British Society of Jewellery Historians, we remain committed to the highest possible degree of accuracy. In our descriptions, we always also indicate any signs of age and defects and never hide them in our photos – this saves you from any unpleasant surprises when your package arrives.

Should you for some reason not be satisfied, please don’t hesitate to contact us so that we can begin to find a solution together. In any case, you can return any article within 30 days and we will refund the full purchase price.


We want you to be 100% satisfied! That’s why we examine, describe and photograph all our jewellery with the utmost care.

If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.