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Middle Eastern 14 Gauge Tribal Hoop Earrings

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Large tribal wire wrapped hoop earrings measuring approx 2 1/2". Earrings have approx 14 gauge ear wire & weigh approx 18-20 grams each. The last photo is of one of these earrings inside a larger one for scale. The larger pair (3 1/2") is also available for purchase.

The earrings have wire wrapping on the front with approx 3/8" wide wrapped "ball" design & the backs have what look like a three petal floral pattern with red & blue "gems". The earrings are close in size & design to each other but not exact matches. It is nearly impossible to find exact matches in these earrings! The ear wire isn't symmetrical, consistent with use & movement.

I've been told that these could be from either northern or southern Pakistan. I tend to believe that these are from the northern region.

The older tribal pieces have been worn & reflect years of loving use. You can expect worn fabric, an occasional missing bell, stone or coin, dings & dents. This patina is part of their attraction & beauty. These items are generally a low grade silver of indeterminable amount, mostly nickel, coin metal, etc. The "gems" are generally either made of plastic or glass.

These earrings are comfortable to wear, I own a pr that I wear frequently. They have never left any discoloration on my ears.

These earrings have a wonderful folkloric look & are perfect for tribal dancers or accoutrements to wear at burning man or other festivals! These older pieces are getting more difficult to come across, more & more of the machined pieces are coming out of these areas.

To preserve the patina of older ethnic jewelry, we do not clean or polish them. Pieces are sold with the intent of being utilized for collection, education and display purposes. Since the jewelry has been previously used, it is considered non-sterile. If you intend to wear these, you will be responsible for cleaning before use and wear only with well-healed tissue. Please note that if you have any metal allergies, many of these pieces contain nickel.

I have other Banjara, Afghani/Kuchi, Tuareg & other Tribal Pieces available, please ask if you are looking for something in particular!

Please note that the shipping costs on my items is only a estimated amount for the weight of the item. I only charge exact shipping & will refund any extra paid $1 or over. This piece will be shipped via insured first class mail.

I am happy to combine shipping for multiple items! The combined shipping costs are based on the purchase of the same size items, so if you purchase a smaller item, the shipping will be less.

Middle Eastern 14 Gauge Tribal Hoop Earrings