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Viola Earrings

Regular price £45.00

Inspired by the protagonist Viola in Shakespeare's play Twelfth Night, these beautiful earrings are made of silver with gold plating.

Shakespeare's Viola is a shipwrecked young woman, disguising herself as Cesario to serve the Duke Orsino who rules the region. Orsino then entrusts Cesario (Viola) to express his love for Countess Olivia. This eventually places her in somewhat of a quandary when she falls in love with Orsino, and Olivia, believing her to be male, falls in love with her. Viola-Cesario stands at the centre of the play as Shakespeare's example of reason, intelligence, self-control, and mature love.

This beautiful range of jewellery by Paula Bolton is inspired by the heroines in Shakespeare’s plays. 

Spend over £60.00 for free UK shipping. Every purchase supports the National Portrait Gallery


The Paula Bolton Collection:

Paula designs all the silver and copper jewellery herself, working with many prestigious Museum & Heritage sites on themes including Art, Architecture, and Wildlife and her jewellery has become collectable by discerning customers worldwide.

Shipping:
United Kingdom
Royal Mail Standard (not tracked) 3 - 5 working days from £2.95
Royal Mail Signed for (tracked) 3 - 5 working days £4.95
DHL Courier 2 - 3 working days £9.95
Free UK Shipping on orders over £60
International (10-14 working days)
Royal Mail International Europe - from £3.50
Royal Mail International Rest of the World - from £5.00
DHL Courier Europe Shipping - from £20.00
DHL Courier Rest of the World and USA - from £25.00
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Please note that international customs duties and sales taxes may apply to some orders outside the UK, and that the customer is liable for these charges.

EU orders: we are currently in the process of registering for IOSS, due to this customers ordering to the EU may have to pay import VAT (and customs duties, if payable) and a handling fee in the receiving country. These charges will depend on the destination country and the value of items ordered. Please do contact us at onlineshop@npg.org.uk for any additional information and any questions in regards to this.

While we will make every effort to despatch orders within two working days of receipt, there may be times during peak periods - such as Christmas - that this may vary slightly.

Further information on shipping rates, returns and damages can be found here

Covid-19

Royal Mail and our other regular global couriers have stopped asking for signatures when delivering parcels to customers. In cases where a parcel does not fit through a letterbox, the courier will leave the item at the door, and will step aside after knocking to ensure there is a safe distance while you retrieve your parcel.

In addition, some couriers are experiencing delays at this time. We would be grateful if you could have patience with us during this challenging time. 

You can find more details on our COVID-19 Prevention Policy page.

Please note, that due to health and safety regulations we cannot accept returns on pierced earrings unless damaged.