Stunning pair of earrings from the Victorian era! The tiny seed pearls are strung with either horsehair or silk on the mother or pearl bases drilled specifically for this purpose. Jewelry such as this was especially popular for bridal gifts, as the pearls were associated with purity. These have a layered effect, strung with a floral pattern on the outside with a higher center. The 14K screw back findings were probably added a bit later. In excellent condition with a bit of yellowing to the backs. They measures 1/2" in diameter.