Dating to c.1870-1880, this pair of top-quality American-made Victorian earrings are a timeless classic!
Measuring a perfectly-proportioned 1 3/4" long x 1/2" at their widest point, these earrings are just as wearable today as when they first graced the ears of a lady of wealth and fashion nearly 140 years ago! These earrings are crafted from the finest materials available to the American lapidary of the Victorian era. The tops of the earrings are set with onyx beads measuring 7 mm, and suspended below are wonderfully faceted onyx drops!
The drops are highlighted by a golden appliqué set with three natural white half-pearls, which really "pop"out against the highly-polished onyx, and give these earrings that special "something extra!" The large onyx drops are capped with golden beads, and the original 14k ear wires are present (all gold unmarked, but tested). SO SOPHISTICATED!
The only sign of wear to these classic jewels is the fact that one of the top round onyx beads has been replaced with one of the same size which is faceted. This is a contemporary replacement, and is not noticeable when worn (I had to loupe it to even see the difference!) Still, I have set my price with this bit of restoration in mind. Otherwise, these jewels are as fresh as the day they were made, with no losses or chips to the onyx.
Weighing in at 9.47 grams for the pair, these earrings will take you from the office to the theatre in high style, and are certain to become your "go-to" pair for every occasion! If you love the best in Victorian fine jewelry, these earrings belong in your collection! They would also make a stellar holiday gift for any lady who loves tailored-yet-historic jewelry, and will be shipped in a gift box. Do not miss this elegant pair; they are priced for quick ale, and USPS Priority mail shipping is FREE!
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