History and origin of the earring
Earrings are believed to have been first discovered in Mongolia around 8,000 years ago. Earlobe piercing is thus the oldest and most widespread body modification in the world. For the Mongolian people, the earring was a symbol of wealth indicating the high social status of the woman who wore it. Worn by the soldiers of the Persian Empire, they have been sought after by Greek women since ancient times. In the time of the pharaohs, women already wore earrings for their aesthetic and seductive appearance. In our modern societies, it is used by men and women as a fashion item.
These creations have not always had the same meaning over the ages and cultures: In the Middle Ages, only aristocratic women wore them, it was even frowned upon to have their earlobes pierced. It will only be from the 18thth century that the earring will truly become a fashion accessory in its own right.
In our modern society, the earring is used by men and women as a fashion item. Over the years, the models of earrings have evolved, making them an increasingly fashionable accessory. Styles keep pace with trends and are increasingly diversified, as are the materials used. Whether precious or fancy, discreet or expressive, earrings are now part of those jewels that we wear every day. They are also the jewels most worn by women of our time. Now they are worn in different ways, matching our outfits and the contours of our face.
The natural stone and 18 carat gold earrings
Crimped on a necklace, a bracelet, a pendant, a Ring or earrings, natural stones have always been popular in the fields of jewelry and jewelry making. We generally find precious, ornamental or semi-precious or fine stones associated with gold, silver or gold plating.
At min&ral joaillerie, the raw and the precious merge naturally, combining the beauty of natural stones with the timelessness of 18-carat gold. Diverse styles and varied designs, each creation showcases natural 100% stones. Celestial inspiration, Mediterranean breath or even symbol of the link, each of our lines embody the naturalness of the materials and the fluidity of the design.
You will find the shimmering reflection of moonstone, the opacity of onyx or the softness of amazonite with the Céleste earrings.
Whether you prefer the softness of Moonstone, or the candor of Amazonite, mirror earrings will delight you.
Between deep, invigorating or pastel shades, the earrings from the Bestouan line mix the detail of gold thread with the beauty of natural stones. Interchangeable creations available in 6 shades of natural stones.
Reflecting union and complementarity, you will find onyx earrings and lapis lazuli earrings through the Eclipse line. Creations oscillating between the protective virtues of Onyx and the bewitching charm of Lapis-Lazuli.
Symbolizing the link, the earrings of the Ampersand line embody finesse in its purest form. Finally, you will find the rare beauty of the Druzy stone with the Druzy earrings available in blue Chalcedony, Carnelian and Onyx.
Borrowed from precious nature, the palette of shades of min&ral jewelry earrings is wide: discover them and choose which stone will make you take on color!
Lapis Lazuli earrings…deep blue dressed in golden sparkles.
Amazonite earrings…adorned with vitamin highlights. intensely opaque and tinted with elegant simplicity.
Diamond earrings…with pure, sparkling radiance.
Onyx earrings…intensely opaque and elegantly simple.
Moonstone earrings…shimmering softness and femininity.