As close as it gets to the Victorian Ere is this charming necklace and earring creation. The ornate design is made up of beautifully arranged links featuring cherubs with detailed engraved wings that add to the overall design. The links alternate between the dimensional cherubs and fanciful curling frames of silver set with natural garnet stones.
A careful examination shows that the cherub links are not quite the same showing two different cherub designs. The cherubs face different directions and have different hair styles. There are tiny flowers throughout the necklace adding to the elaborate details. The diamond shaped garnets are set in fanciful curling frames of silver.
The earrings may have been fashioned from links originally part of the necklace. We determine that additional chain was added to lengthen the necklace. The workmanship throughout is beautifully done giving us a set that is an excellent example of Victorian revival pieces.
The necklace is 19 1/2 inches in length and sits beautifully along the neckline. The earrings are 1 3/8 inches in length. An indistinct mark shows that it is .800 silver with what may be French marks. The garnet stones add a burst of color to the elaborite details found throughout. The necklace weighs 64 grams and the earrings are 3 grams each.
This set is a perfect addition to any collection of outstanding silver design.
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