These Victorian Hard Stone Cameos are beautifully hand carved in 3 strata and set in pretty mounts, adorned with the tiniest natural Silver Gulf Pearls I've seen. Hand faceted gold orb drops are suspended from chain.
There is a right and a left to the cameos so each looks forward on the ear. The cameo tops measure 12mm wide x 14mm high mounted and finished, top to bottom are 45mm or 1.75 inches long.
CONDITION: In overall fine antique condition with only the expected historic wear and an earned patina that only age can achieve. The cameos are in excellent condition, carved in good dimension and remain crisp. We've necessarily converted the backs from screws to 14K posts with discs for more comfortable wear. The earrings test to 14-15K (variable) in the coveted pinkish red gold 'of the day.' Weight by scale: 7.9 grams (for the pair). The earrings date to the mid 19th century and are likely of British origin.
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Not too many pair of Hard Stone cameo earrings have survived the years. These are a splendid and very wearable example of their period.