Jeweler, Kim Hubert of Eastern Gates, discovered antique mother of pearl counters and thought they were exquisitely carved and beautifully suited to making a collection of jewelry. She was inspired to design the Eastern Gates collection, as she has always been interested in Asian architecture and the simplicity and harmony of its details. The Eastern Gates collection is riveted together, rather than soldered and is made from 18k yellow gold, blackened silver and some blackened steel. The gunmetal color of the blackened metals is reminiscent of the steel and bronze of other Asian art forms, i.e., knives, swords, embellishments for ceremonial pieces, as well as everyday vessels.
The mother of pearl counters themselves were carved in China for export to Great Britain between the early 1700’s and late 1800’s. The British used them for gambling. They were made in sets with various shapes representing different denominations. Many of the sets were custom made for important British noble families and are engraved with their monograms and/or family crests.
- 18 KYG rivets
- Blackened silver frame
- Blackened silver chain
We offer our signature gift packaging for many items. This is noted with each item, please check the box in your cart to choose it. A complimentary gift message is available for ALL purchases.
In-stock orders ship within three business days of purchase. Our standard shipping is via ground with USPS or UPS. For those last minute purchases we do offer Express Shipping. Please choose your shipping preference when checking out.
We will contact you immediately if anything in your order is out of stock or back-ordered.
Heavy and oversize items may require special charges.
International Orders: Yes! We are happy to ship to you. Please contact us for shipping/handling charges, and allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. International order recipients are responsible for paying duties and taxes on items. Please note that only products under 42 in. in length will be shipped overseas.
Pick Up In Store: We offer in store pick up for your convenience. If you live locally or plan on coming our way, you can have your order ready and waiting for you at the Huntington Store, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108.
If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you may return it within 30 days.Merchandise may be returned to the Huntington Store during regular store hours with an original receipt. Gift Cards, Seasonal, Clearance, Calendars, Used, Worn, Food, Teas, and Estate and Trunk Show Merchandise are Non-Returnable.
Shipping, handling, and gift wrap charges are not refundable.
Gift Cards are non-transferable, non-refundable and are not redeemable for cash.
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