Mandarin Orange Dyed Jade Vintage Paisa Coin Earrings, E041710 Paisa
Elan Collection, 2017
The Paisa Cluster Earrings
About the Paisa Coin
Prior to 1957, Indian rupee was not decimalised and the rupee from 1835 to 1957 AD was further divided into 16 annas. Each anna was further divided to four Indian pices and each pice into three Indian pies till 1947 when the pie was demonetized. In 1955, India amended the "Indian Coinage Act" to adopt the metric system for coinage. Paisa coins were introduced in 1957, but from 1957 to 1964 the coin was called "Naya Paisa" (English: New Paisa). On 1 June 1964, the term "Naya" was dropped and the denomination was simply called "One paisa". Paisa coins were issued as a part of the "The Decimal Series".
This is an actual old "Paisa" coin turned into very stylish earrings. The coins are topped with hand wired wrapped and coiled dyed orange jade and carnelian agate beads. They are pulled together with contrasting solid brass earwires. These earrings are absolutely AMAZING. These are my favorite from this collection and garners much attention as they are very unique and strike great conversation. These coins are of a newer circulation as shown in the pictures (cira 1980's).
From earwires to base of earrings: 1 3/4 inches
Every effort has been made to ensure the color integrity in each photo taken. However, color(s) may very per monitor calibration and I cannot be held responsible.
Your item(s) will arrive nicely packaged in a simple white gift box and generously cushioned to protect your piece against rocky travels.