These crystal and gold earrings are mesmerizing, reflecting light with every movement. Made in France, circa 1840 they are designed with long, finely faceted crystal drops each with a scalloped, engraved 18 karat gold mount. The top is a spherical faceted crystal fitted with new 18k shepherd hooks. The earrings measure 2 1/2 inches long X 5/8 inches across the bottom. Notice the fine tapering of the crystal and the unusual pattern of facets.
The condition is excellent. One tiny, tiny, pin point chip at the edge of a facet, not at all visible when worn. There is a French poincon, or guarantee stamp for 18 karat gold on the gold loop. They are light on the ears and hang gracefully. Dramatic, yet refined...France, circa 1840
****Please note that all items listed as silver or gold are either marked(in which case there will be a photo clearly showing the mark) or have been acid tested by me to verify the metal content.