This is a striking pair of Old Silver earrings.
The earrings are 2 old silver round patris which have been made and worn by the tribal gypsy people of Rajasthan in Northern India. They are 50 - 100 years old, and are extremely pure solid silver (fine silver quality - 98%). The 2 pieces are both protection amulets, which have the intention of protecting the wearer from bad spirits etc. One features the very powerful protection goddess Kali. The other patri features Baba Ramdi on his horse. He is a local folk hero in Rajasthan - the story has it that he single-handedly saved his entire village from a hostile army.
I have matched the 2 patris, and added sterling silver hooks to convert them into earrings.
The patris are 12mm across. The earrings are 3.5 cm long, from the top of the ear hooks.
I am the designer of these earrings and I have put them together with my own hands. I have been making my living exclusively from designing and making jewellery for 9 years. I travel every year to seek out old and tribal silver from Asia and India along with semi-precious stones. Back at home in Brighton, England, I make these loose pieces up into beautiful and unusual jewellery.
Every item will be sent beautifully packaged in a cotton gift bag made especially for me by a women's self help group in India.