Antique Vermeil and Lapis Star Shape Earrings
Keep in mind that any modern manufacturer can re-create past styles from new molds (or old). They may use hand-finished details or the same kinds of stones you might expect to find in a truly old piece. Gemstones can just as easily be cut to look old-fashioned as cut in a more modern fashion.
The gold vermeil surface finish is fully intact on this pair of earrings and looks like new, because they are new. The backs are also stamped 925 for Sterling Silver, which is not a mark that would be present on an authentic Victorian era pair of earrings. The pierced locking hook backs are also of modern make, not old. These characteristics may not always be something a novice buyer would know to look for. And that is why the expertise of a knowledgeable seller can be the saving grace for buyers that may be uncertain in the area of identification or authentication.
These earrings measure approx 1 1/4 inches long by 3/4 inches wide.
Item ID: 2007RP000170
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