Created in superb enamel work, 14K gold, and sterling, these articulated Koi fish are works of art --lovely and fun examples of Chinese Export jewelry!
The pendant is primarily cobalt blue; secondary color is Carolina blue – leaning towards turquoise -- of varying intensities. It is accented with touches of contrasting rust/orange. This little guy would look great hanging on a gold chain or even a blue silk cord.
Earrings are done in the same Carolina-to-turquoise blue of the pendant, and also have some rust/orange accents. (There is no cobalt blue in the earrings.) Fish are attached to 14K gold ball studs which are beautiful compliments to the little spheres decorating the back of the fish.
Please note: The coloring of the pendant compared to the earrings is not identical, but complimentary (i.e., there is no cobalt blue in the earrings, only the pendant). So if f you are a lady who prefers precisely matched pieces, this is probably not the set for you.
The 5 mm ball studs are 14K with butterfly clasps (marked 14K Italy)
Metal on fish tests as 925 silver (sterling) with gold gilt
Not including bail, the fish pendant is 2 1/4” long. No chain is included.
Earrings drop a total of 1” – (Fish are 3/4” long)
Excellent vintage condition. Enamel work is exceptional on all pieces. Gilt retains gleaming gold color.