Vintage 18k yellow gold vermeil on sterling silver genuine garnet snake serpent figural pierced earrings with shepherds hook wires. Extremely nice detail with heavily textured snake skin pattern on the fronts AND the backs. These measure 2-1/4" total length including the wires x 3/4" wide. Weigh a sturdy combined 6.2 grams. The oval faceted genuine garnets measure 6mm x 4 x 2.5mm (.48 carat each, .96 carat total weight). These have a very thick generous vermeil of 18k gold over solid sterling silver, very well made. Circa mid to late 1900s'. Gorgeous! Garnet is the traditional birthstone for the month of January.
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