Dating to c.1870-1880, this solid high-karat Victorian earrings are a Victorian classic!
Measuring a perfectly-proportioned 1 1/2" long x 1/2" wide, these American-made earrings are a rare survival, and look just as beautiful today as when they first graced the ears of a lady of wealth and fashion in the 1870s!
Wrought from solid 14k yellow gold, these earrings epitomize all that is so wonderful about American-made Victorian jewelry (gold unmarked but tested). These beauties have made it through 140+ years in as fine a condition as the most discriminating collector could hope for, and are 100% original and intact! The design is very Eastlake, with textured book-link style tops embellished with gold frames and beadwork, and the drops are oh-so-Architectural Revival! They feature freely-swinging faceted hoops set into golden outer frames decorated with Etruscan Revival-style bead and wire work. The result is a pair of gorgeous antique earrings which translate wonderfully into the 21st century!
Best of all, these earrings are in SUCH fantastic condition; they even retain their original kidney-hook ear wires! I love the combination of the shiny gold hoops and the matte-gold frames on the drops; this gives them even more dimension and texture! Suitable for day or evening wear, these heirloom-worthy earrings will take any lady from the office to the opera in grand Victorian style! They look stunning worn with anything from blue jeans to that little black cocktail dress! SO PRETTY!
Weighing in at 6.13 grams for the pair, these earrings have not been cleaned, and boast an original, rich bloom to the gold. Simply a must-have for any collector of Victorian jewelry, these are the prettiest earrings I have discovered in some time, and the quality is unsurpassed. They are free of damage, replacements or repairs. If you collect the best in Victorian jewelry, these earrings belong in your collection! They would also make a grand Valentine's Day gift for that special lady, and will be shipped in a gift box. Do not miss these stunners; they are priced for quick sale, up to 45 day layaway is available, and USPS Priority mail shipping is FREE!
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