This is truly an heirloom piece of jewelry!
Born in Italy to American parents, Christina always felt an affinity for Italian landscape, and has been producing miniature landscapes as jewelry for years.
These one-of-a-kind earrings begin when Christina molds the bases from resin, then gessoes them. She gold leafs the frames with 22k gold leaf, then proceeds to paint the miniature landscapes using very fine brushes and a magnifier. Each piece is painted individually - no mechanical or photo reproduction is involved!
Although protected with varnish, the piece should be stored carefully. Avoid spraying with perfume or hair products.
Frames are 1/2" tall, 3/8" wide; ear-wires are 14k Gold-filled