A stunning pair of early 19th century Berlin iron earrings. Berlin iron jewelry was developed in Germany in 1806. The jewelry was created to support the fight against Napoleon I in the Prussian war of Liberation (1813-1815). Citizens donated gold to their country; in return, they received iron inscribed with this phrase: ‘I gave gold for iron’. Not only does Berlin iron jewelry show off the stunning beauty of Neo-Classical style, but also the pieces are historically important and politically meaningful.
These earrings have the mirrored/steel plaques that shows cameos of a male and female on each earring with beautiful coiled details. They are lightweight. The pair is in all original shape, and overall in very good condition. A true rare beauty that is highly collectable and wearable.
Total Drop: Approximately 2.5” (including the front wire)
Width: Approximately 1" (at the widest /at top tier)
Cameo: 20mm in width / 25mm N-S (including the coiled frame)