These vintage .800 silver earrings have hand-carved abalone cameos of Roman soldiers with marcasites around the frames. The earrings now have screw-on tops but I can switch them out for sterling silver ear wires (shown in photo), if desired.
Height is 1 5/8" and width is 5/8". The soldiers have helmets with shell form sides and visors. They are highly detailed. The natural dark purple and mauve tones of the abalone contrast against the pearly backgrounds. The cameos are set open-backed with prongs.
There are faceted marcasites around the oval frames. The screw tops are stamped "800" on the thumb turns, a grade of silver just a little below sterling. Condition is excellent.
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