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Pair of antique turquoise and silver Tibetan ear pendant / earring

Pair of antique turquoise and silver Tibetan ear pendant / earring

Regular price $3,500.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $3,500.00 USD
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A pair of antique Tibetan aykhor- ear pendants measuring 6-1/2” or 17cm in length and weighing a total of 266 grams. This pair is especially unique, constructed of solid silver and antique Tibetan turquoise with a degree of sophistication not generally seen in Tibetan silver jewelry.

Jewelry is associated with social class and is a status symbol. In ancient Tibet, certain jewelry pieces were sought after by the cast of officials, noble and wealthy families. Wearing those jewelry pieces in ancient Tibet was not just for pleasure, but a moral and institutional duty that was regulated by the government. This would result at times in the imposition of sanctions and ridicule for officials who resorted to paying large sums to wear them and to let their women wear them.

Ear pendants were worn by women from aristocratic families in Lhasa. These ear pendants - “aykor “with turquoise as the main stone were set in metal. The higher the rank of the official, the more elaborate were the ear pieces- with silver, gold , turquoise, coral and other stones. As these pendants became bigger and more elaborate, they were too heavy to be worn from the ears and had to be worn near the ears as if they were earrings. Typically they were suspended from the women’s headdress, or hung over the ear.

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    Due to the nature of our antique vintage items, with everything being previously loved, there are NO REFUNDS, NO RETURNS, along with the time and cost involved to list each item, we are not able to exchange items as many are one of a kind. 



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    Only, if there is a mistake on our part and item is grossly misrepresented, will we give you a refund. Your refund will be credited to the original form of payment used to make the purchase with. Should you decide to return any item(s) you purchased from Tibetan Keepsakes online, please notify us within two days of receipt to check if the item is eligible.


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    You have 5 days from the delivery date of your order to have your return postmarked by the carrier on your return label.

    Packages postmarked after 5 days, items received in worn/damaged condition will not be accepted. These returns will be sent back to the customer at their own expense.


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    We will not accept a return if the item appears to be worn, or is damaged with stains, make-up, deodorant markings, snags, missing beading, cigarette smoke, perfume, animal or human hair, etc. These returns will be sent back at the customers’ expense or will be charged a cleaning fee at our discretion. If a damaged or wrong item is received you must contact our customer service within 48 hours of receiving your order to receive a return authorization label. If a damaged or wrong item is returned back without prior notification the return may be returned at the customers’ expense or all possible restocking fees will be applied at our discretion.


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