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Help Identify These Strange Extremely Old Earrings

Miss Main

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help identify this extremely old pair of earrings they look to be from India I know they are dirty but there are also missing pieces of stone or glass so I am afraid to clean them.

I have no background on them so any information would be appreciated.

Thank you in advance for your help.
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stracci2000

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Yes, they are brass earrings probably from India.
When new, they would have been very beautiful.
It looks like one of the ear wire attachments is missing, but I don't think it's worth repairing.
 

AllAboardTheBlingTrain

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I don’t even know how I came across this post so many months later, but in case you’re interested in knowing more, that style is called a chaandbaali (singular, literally translates to moon-earring). Theyre indeed from India. Actually my favourite traditional earring style! These do look quite damaged. They are probably brass since the workmanship doesn’t look as fine as I would expect.

I attached some pictures of chaandbaalis from the internet if you want to see different interpretations of the style:

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