A vintage mosaicof Ravenna, Italy: these earrings are not only gorgeous, but steeped in history.
Ravenna is the "Mosaic City" of Europe. Once the capital of the Roman Empire, this city is the home of the beautiful mosaic icons of Emperor Justinian and Empress Theodora in the church of San Vitale, created after the Easter Romans reconquered Italy from the Ostrogoths in 539.
This particular mosaic element is over 100 years old.
Thank you, darling Sophanista.