Japanese Kinshi Earrings with Turquoise, Alexandrite, and Pearl
The 24k gold thread used to make this pair of earrings is known as Kinshi in Japan. The process involves pounding the gold and applying it to a thin paper which is wound around a core of silk.
The factories that made pure gold embroidery threads closed in the late 20th century and the remaining skeins were sold to textile dealers and collectors.
This pair of earrings is made with yellow gold kinshi, sleeping beauty turquoise, alexandrite and pearl. The precious minerals and rare kinshi are captivating in their simplicity.
The ear wires are solid 14K gold. The earrings measure 70mm x 12mm