Antique Mother-of-Pearl Gaming Counter Dangle Earrings in Gold and Silver

These pretty earrings feature antique, mother-of-pearl Chinese gambling counters dating back to the 18th Century. The square gaming counters with scalloped edges and flowing corners are set in striking blackened silver settings that are accented with 18k yellow gold rivets and a fish hook back for comfort and movement! Hand crafted in Los Angeles by our Master Jewelers, these earrings are versatile and neutral; wearable with casual or dressy attire!

Originally carved in China for export to Britain, gaming counters were used like we would use poker chips. Each was engraved by hand with exquisite detail; different sizes and shapes were made to represent different denominations. These are original counters that we have made into an elegant line of jewelry we call our "Eastern Gates Collection." Each gaming counter is original and unique.

The designs in this collection were inspired by the architecture of ancient China; each gaming counter is set in hand-engraved 18k yellow gold with brightly polished silver (and/or blackened silver). The pieces all complement each other beautifully and are perfect for wearing alone or mixing and matching in various combinations. Wonderful conversation pieces that display beautiful craftsmanship, rich history, and a lasting appreciation of art!

These earrings measure 7/8" wide x 1" long, not including the hook.
Please refer to the history of the gaming counter shown alongside our additional photographs of this pendant.