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"De Medici" Earrings

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The Cross Pattée is a perfect addition to medieval inspired jewelry and a form I am readily using in my work of late. This pair of earrings is titled “Dé Medici” for Caterina Maria Romula di Lorenzo dé Medici, wife and Queen Consort of Henry II of France and mother of three kings of France; Francis II, Charles IX, and Henry III. A devout Catholic and patron of the arts, Catherine dé Medici reigned from 1547-1559 although she maintained much political influence after the death of Henry while her sons ruled France.

The crosses are made of sterling silver. A small 14k gold heart sits atop a larger heart made of bronze. Cabochons of Onyx and Watermelon Tourmaline grace the arms of each cross and a large, lustrous black pearl dangles at the bottom from a length of sterling silver chain. Measuring 2.5" in length and approximately 1" in width, they are lightweight and comfortable to wear. They will arrive in a small organza pouch for gift giving.

If you would like to order these earrings, but do not see your country listed, please contact me and I will add shipping prices for your country to the listing.