Dating to c.1865-1875, these high-Victorian earrings are gorgeously wearable, and boast a superb design suitable for day or evening!
Measuring a perfectly-proportioned 2" long from the tops of their original ear wires x 1/2" wide, this pair of English earrings have all of the "bells and whistles!" These gorgeous, three-segmented jewels feature beautifully-sculpted tops, center drops set with natural seed pearls and enhanced with starbursts of blue enamel, and two pendant teardrops for a look that is second-to-none! These jewels are wrought in 15k gold, with the matte finish so popular during the 1860s and 1870s (gold unmarked but tested). They have built up a magnificent "bloom" to the gold which only the passing of generations can impart! These earrings have not been cleaned, but could easily be polished up to their original shining glory if the new owner so desires.
These elegant earrings are also beautifully-constructed, and represent all that is so wonderful about the top-quality English jewelry of the mid-Victorian era. The cobalt-blue sunbursts and white seed pearls add just the right "punch" of color and texture, and these girandole-style jewels dance with every turn of the head! Best of all, these earrings have survived the past 145+ years in near-PRISTINE condition, without dents, losses or repairs; whomever had custody of these beauties certainly treated them with kid gloves! They are truly heirloom quality, and look fantastic worn with anything from blue jeans to that little black cocktail dress! JUST LOVELY!
Weighing in at 6.56 grams for the pair, these jewels will take you from the office to the theatre in high Victorian style, and look just as beautiful today as when they first graced the ears of an English lady of wealth and fashion c.1870! If you cherish the best in fine Victorian jewelry, these earrings will become a treasured staple of your collection! They would also make a stellar gift for any lady fond of antique earrings, and will be shipped in a gift box. Do not miss these marvelous jewels; up to 60-day layaway is available, and USPS Priority mail shipping is FREE!
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