Mother of Pearl Gambling Counter Earrings, 18 Karat Gold/ Blackened Silver

These earrings feature antique mother-of-pearl Chinese gambling counters with motifs dating back to the 18th Century. They were carved in China for export to Britain. The British used them like we would use a poker chip. They played various games with them. (Please refer to the history of the gaming counter shown alongside the additional photographs of this piece.) Each gaming counter is finely engraved and is set in a handmade 18k yellow gold and blackened silver mounting inspired by the architecture of Ancient China. Handmade by our jewelers in Los Angeles. These earrings are certainly conversation pieces!