Jewel of the day: Lilien-Czech Aztec Sun Earrings
Swarovski has cleverly marketed itself as the premier name in rhinestone crystals, so it’s easy to forget that the Czech Republic has a storied history of its own when it comes to the production and use of glass in jewelry. (There’s a neat little article on the history of Czech and Bohemian jewelry here if you’d like to read more.)
These pretty earrings by Lilien-Czech are made with sparkling rhinestones set in base metal and measure 2.8 inches long. They sell for a modest USD$21.90. Interestingly, the company will also execute custom orders based on client requests. You can read more about that here.