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Earring Collection

"Earrings: A Timeless Symbol of Elegance and Power" From the regal ears of Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth

Background imageEarring Collection: Elizabeth II - Queen of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth

Elizabeth II - Queen of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth
Her Majesty Elizabeth II - Queen of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms (1926-2022). Date: 1955

Background imageEarring Collection: HRH Queen Elizabeth II

HRH Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022). She is wearing the George IV State Diadem or Diamond Diadem. Date: circa 1954

Background imageEarring Collection: Girl with a Pearl Earring, c1665. Artist: Jan Vermeer

Girl with a Pearl Earring, c1665. Artist: Jan Vermeer
Girl with a Pearl Earring, c1665. The girls headdress has an exotic effect. Turbans were a popular fashionable accessory in Europe as early as the 15th century

Background imageEarring Collection: HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace, 12th March 1953

HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace, 12th March 1953. The Queen is shown wearing the Diamond Diadem, the sash, badge and star of the Order of the Garter

Background imageEarring Collection: Bronze Age

Bronze Age
Illustration of objects from a Bronze Age

Background imageEarring Collection: PETALESHARO II (1823-1874). Also known as Man Chief. Chaui or Grand Pawnee Native American chief

PETALESHARO II (1823-1874). Also known as Man Chief. Chaui or Grand Pawnee Native American chief. Photographed at the James E. McClees studio in Washington, D.C. 1858

Background imageEarring Collection: Elizabeth Taylor, English-American actress, c1950s(?). Artist: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Elizabeth Taylor, English-American actress, c1950s(?). Artist: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Elizabeth Taylor, English-American actress, c1950s(?). Elizabeth Taylor made her screen debut as a child in Lassie Come Home in 1943

Background imageEarring Collection: Empress Theodora. Basilica of Saint Vitale. Italy

Empress Theodora. Basilica of Saint Vitale. Italy
Empress Theodora I (500-548) with a court of ladies. Mosaic. 6th century. Basilica of Saint Vitale. Ravenna. Italy

Background imageEarring Collection: FAT LADY, 19th CENTURY. Hannah Battersby, a 700-lb. American circus fat lady. Photograph

FAT LADY, 19th CENTURY. Hannah Battersby, a 700-lb. American circus fat lady. Photograph, 19th century

Background imageEarring Collection: Female head with earring, drawing by Michelangelo, The Ashomolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Female head with earring, drawing by Michelangelo, The Ashomolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford Great Britain Oxford, The Ashomolean Museum of Art and Archaeology Drawing High Renaissance

Background imageEarring Collection: Tamati Waka Nene, 1890 (oil on canvas)

Tamati Waka Nene, 1890 (oil on canvas) by Lindauer, Gottfried (1839-1926); Original painting 101.9x84.2 cm; Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki

Background imageEarring Collection: HM Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, 12th March 1953. Artist: Sterling Henry Nahum Baron

HM Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, 12th March 1953. Artist: Sterling Henry Nahum Baron
HM Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, 12th March 1953. The Queen is shown wearing the Diamond Diadem, the sash, badge and star of the Order of the Garter, and the Greville Chandelier earrings

Background imageEarring Collection: Peggy Lee, London, 1961. Creator: Brian Foskett

Peggy Lee, London, 1961. Creator: Brian Foskett
Peggy Lee, London, 1961

Background imageEarring Collection: Nina Simone, Mstricht Jazz Festival, 1992. Creator: Brian Foskett

Nina Simone, Mstricht Jazz Festival, 1992. Creator: Brian Foskett
Nina Simone, Mstricht Jazz Festival, 1992. Simone was an American singer, songwriter, musician, arranger, and civil rights activist

Background imageEarring Collection: Diana, Princess of Wales in St Columb, Cornwall

Diana, Princess of Wales in St Columb, Cornwall
Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-1997), chatting to a member of the 650th anniversary Pageant cast during a visit to St Columb, Cornwall

Background imageEarring Collection: BLACK WOMAN, 1875-1876 (oil on canvas)

BLACK WOMAN, 1875-1876 (oil on canvas)
7215227 BLACK WOMAN, 1875-1876 (oil on canvas) by Repin, Ilya Efimovich (1844-1930); State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia; (add.info.: Late 1875--early 1876 Oil on canvas L This painting)

Background imageEarring Collection: Portrait of Maria (Marie) de Medici (1540-1557) - Allori

Portrait of Maria (Marie) de Medici (1540-1557) - Allori
FIA5394874 Portrait of Maria (Marie) de Medici (1540-1557) - Allori, Alessandro (1535-1607) - ca 1555 - Oil on wood - 116x90 - Art History Museum, Vienne by Allori

Background imageEarring Collection: Alexandra (1844-1925), Queen Consort of King Edward VII of Great Britain, c1890

Alexandra (1844-1925), Queen Consort of King Edward VII of Great Britain, c1890
Alexandra (1844-1925), Queen Consort of King Edward VII of Great Britain, when Princess of Wales, c1890. The daughter of King Christian IX of Denmark, Alexandra married Edward

Background imageEarring Collection: Princess Anne, Princess Royal, in Cornwall

Princess Anne, Princess Royal, in Cornwall
Princess Anne, Princess Royal, on an official visit to Cornwall. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageEarring Collection: ALASKA: WOMAN AND BASKETS. A Tlingit Native American woman in Yakutat, Alaska

ALASKA: WOMAN AND BASKETS. A Tlingit Native American woman in Yakutat, Alaska, holding a Haida crest hat and a bag on her lap while seated among baskets made by local villagers. Photographed c1900

Background imageEarring Collection: Portrait of Three Girls, c. 1620 (oil on panel)

Portrait of Three Girls, c. 1620 (oil on panel)
SGS66600 Portrait of Three Girls, c.1620 (oil on panel) by Larkin, William (fl. 1608-20) (follower of); 82.6x112.7 cm; The Berger Collection at the Denver Art Museum

Background imageEarring Collection: Adolescent, 12, Wearing Earrings and a Suit, 1850s. Creator: Unknown

Adolescent, 12, Wearing Earrings and a Suit, 1850s. Creator: Unknown
Adolescent, 12, Wearing Earrings and a Suit, 1850s

Background imageEarring Collection: Peggy Lee, c1961. Creator: Brian Foskett

Peggy Lee, c1961. Creator: Brian Foskett
Peggy Lee, c1961

Background imageEarring Collection: Portrait - Arabella Stewart, c16th century, (1904). Artist: Isaac Oliver I

Portrait - Arabella Stewart, c16th century, (1904). Artist: Isaac Oliver I
Portrait - Arabella Stewart, c16th century (1904). Lady Arabella Stuart, (c1577-1615). From James I. and VI, by T. F. Henderson. [Goupil & Co. Paris, Edinburgh, New York, London, 1904]

Background imageEarring Collection: The First Ear Ring, 1849. Artist: William Greatbach

The First Ear Ring, 1849. Artist: William Greatbach
The First Ear Ring, 1849

Background imageEarring Collection: GUY JOHNSON (c1740-1788). American (Irish-born) military officer and diplomat

GUY JOHNSON (c1740-1788). American (Irish-born) military officer and diplomat. With the Mohawk chief Karonghyontye (a.k.a. Captain David Hill). Oil on canvas, 1776, by Benjamin West

Background imageEarring Collection: Ida Bell Wells-Barnett, Leader in civil rights

Ida Bell Wells-Barnett, Leader in civil rights

Background imageEarring Collection: 'La reine Charlotte (Sophia-Charlotte, Sophia Charlotte

"La reine Charlotte (Sophia-Charlotte, Sophia Charlotte
FIA5330561 " La reine Charlotte (Sophia-Charlotte, Sophia Charlotte) de Mecklembourg Strelitz (1744-1818), epouse de Georges III d angleterre" - pianting by West

Background imageEarring Collection: Four Seasons in One Head, c. 1590. Creator: Giuseppe Arcimboldi

Four Seasons in One Head, c. 1590. Creator: Giuseppe Arcimboldi
Four Seasons in One Head, c. 1590

Background imageEarring Collection: Liptons Teas advertisement, 1893

Liptons Teas advertisement, 1893. Hand-coloured later

Background imageEarring Collection: Girl, teenager, serious

Girl, teenager, serious

Background imageEarring Collection: SELOCTA, 1825. Creek Native American. Lithograph after a painting, c1825, by Charles

SELOCTA, 1825. Creek Native American. Lithograph after a painting, c1825, by Charles Bird King

Background imageEarring Collection: Young Burmese girl, c. 1875 (albumen print) (b / w photo)

Young Burmese girl, c. 1875 (albumen print) (b / w photo)
XIR326654 Young Burmese girl, c.1875 (albumen print) (b/w photo) by Klier, Philip Adolphe (c.1845-1911); 26x21 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Jeune Birmane; Birmanie; Burma; Myanmar; ); English

Background imageEarring Collection: Portrait of Catherine II (1729-1796) of Russia (oil on canvas)

Portrait of Catherine II (1729-1796) of Russia (oil on canvas)
XIR160169 Portrait of Catherine II (1729-1796) of Russia (oil on canvas) by French School, (18th century); ChAteau de Versailles, France; French, out of copyright

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8970635

Background imageEarring Collection: 8970246

8970246

Background imageEarring Collection: Portrait of a Lady, 1667. Creator: Nicolaes Maes

Portrait of a Lady, 1667. Creator: Nicolaes Maes
Portrait of a Lady, 1667

Background imageEarring Collection: The Love Letter, 1570. Creator: Francois Clouet

The Love Letter, 1570. Creator: Francois Clouet
The Love Letter, 1570

Background imageEarring Collection: Baroness de Forest, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service

Baroness de Forest, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service
Baroness de Forest, 1910

Background imageEarring Collection: Mrs. Price Collier [graphic] /, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service

Mrs. Price Collier [graphic] /, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service
Mrs. Price Collier [graphic] /, 1912

Background imageEarring Collection: Frances, Countess of Dartmouth, 1756. Creator: Sir Joshua Reynolds

Frances, Countess of Dartmouth, 1756. Creator: Sir Joshua Reynolds
Frances, Countess of Dartmouth, 1756. The Countess of Dartmouth wears formal court dress with a low-necked, fur-trimmed, white satin dress decorated with a wealth of diamond jewellery in the form of

Background imageEarring Collection: Young Man in a Feathered Cap, 1647. Creator: Ferdinand Bol

Young Man in a Feathered Cap, 1647. Creator: Ferdinand Bol
Young Man in a Feathered Cap, 1647

Background imageEarring Collection: Queen Henrietta Maria, 1640-1642. Creator: William Faithorne

Queen Henrietta Maria, 1640-1642. Creator: William Faithorne
Queen Henrietta Maria, 1640-1642. Queen Henrietta Maria (1609-69), consort of the ill-fated Charles I, in a highly revealing, excessively low cut dress, respendent with pearl bodice

Background imageEarring Collection: Mrs. J. Borden Harriman, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Mrs. J. Borden Harriman, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Mrs. J. Borden Harriman, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageEarring Collection: Pete Burns, singer of pop band Dead or Alive. Circa May 1981

Pete Burns, singer of pop band Dead or Alive. Circa May 1981

Background imageEarring Collection: Her Most Excellent Majesty Charlotte, Queen of Great Britain, 1762. Creator: Thomas Frye

Her Most Excellent Majesty Charlotte, Queen of Great Britain, 1762. Creator: Thomas Frye
Her Most Excellent Majesty Charlotte, Queen of Great Britain, 1762

Background imageEarring Collection: North America Red skin Indian, 1861 (engraving)

North America Red skin Indian, 1861 (engraving)
6947879 North America Red skin Indian, 1861 (engraving); Private Collection; (add.info.: North America Red skin Indian. Human races)

Background imageEarring Collection: An antique rose-cut diamond necklace, c.1820 (diamond)

An antique rose-cut diamond necklace, c.1820 (diamond)
1766491 An antique rose-cut diamond necklace, c.1820 (diamond); Private Collection; (add.info.: An antique rose-cut diamond necklace, circa 1820.); Photo © Christie's Images



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"Earrings: A Timeless Symbol of Elegance and Power" From the regal ears of Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth, to the enchanting lobes of Empress Theodora in Italy's Basilica of Saint Vitale, earrings have adorned influential figures throughout history. These delicate accessories hold a significant place in our culture, transcending time and continents. PETALESHARO II, also known as Man Chief or Chaui, a revered Grand Pawnee Native American chief, wore earrings that symbolized his leadership and connection to his tribe. Just like these tribal chiefs who used earrings to express their authority, HRH Queen Elizabeth II donned exquisite pairs during her reign. Intricately crafted by talented artists like Sterling Henry Nahum Baron and Isaac Oliver I, earrings have been immortalized in portraits capturing the essence of their wearers. Whether it was HM Queen Elizabeth II proudly wearing them at Buckingham Palace alongside HRH Duke of Edinburgh or Arabella Stewart's captivating gaze from centuries ago - each earring tells a unique story. Earrings have also graced the ears of beloved celebrities such as Elizabeth Taylor and Peggy Lee. Their glamorous presence on red carpets added an extra touch of sparkle to their already radiant personas. Even ordinary individuals can transform into extraordinary beings with just a pair dangling from their earlobes. These small but mighty adornments possess an undeniable allure that captivates both young girls seeking self-expression and mature women embracing sophistication. They effortlessly elevate any outfit while reflecting one's personality and style choices. Let us not forget Jan Vermeer's iconic painting "Girl with a Pearl Earring, " where this simple accessory becomes the focal point - enhancing beauty through simplicity. Whether you choose dazzling diamonds fit for royalty or opt for bohemian-inspired hoops reminiscent of Tamati Waka Nene's era-defining oil portrait; earrings remain timeless symbols representing elegance, power, individuality, and cultural heritage.