Antique Victorian 14K Gold Turquoise Natural Pearl Pierced Earrings - Posts with NutsAntique Victorian 14K Gold Turquoise Natural Pearl Pierced Earrings - Posts with NutsAntique Victorian 14K Gold Turquoise Natural Pearl Pierced Earrings - Posts with NutsAntique Victorian 14K Gold Turquoise Natural Pearl Pierced Earrings - Posts with Nuts

Antique Victorian 14K Gold Natural Pearl Turquoise Black Enamel Earrings - Pierced Earrings

Dating to the late 1800s may I offer this pair of yellow gold earrings - and no, they weren't cufflinks (as you might think) when I found. I originally found these earrings with long, loopy hooks - however, they had completely deteriorated and needed replacing. I took the earrings to my jeweler and he told me that he could convert the hooks to posts only - which I had him do. The result is that the earrings no longer hang from the ear but rather sit on the ear! True Victorian beauties, the pair is made of yellow gold and features natural pearls and turquoise cabs. The design is made all the more elegant by the black taille d'epergne enamel. It's possible the pair was meant as a "just coming out of mourning" set but I am not sure. All I know is that the look is extremely elegant and BOLD for the age. Although I do not show it, the earrings do have nuts for the posts.

Condition: There are only a couple small teeny tiny faux pas - 2 of the turquoise cabs have some minor issues - one stone has a "shaved edge" which you are not going to spot at all - the other stone has a small section missing at the tip. Hard to see with the naked eye but I am sure it shows in my photos.

Metal Content: 14K Gold with a hallmark on the earwire of 14K; the nuts are marked 14K. The stud itself was gently acid tested for content.

Size: 3/4" high/wide

Weight: 6.9 Grams

Final Comments: Victorian earrings in pristine condition are hard enough to find and when you do, you pay the price. I have priced these pieces with the minor faux pas in mind.

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ITEM ID
7809Robin/JV
ITEM SIZE
One Size Fits All
ITEM TYPE
Antique
TYPE
Estate, Fine
MATERIAL
Gold, 14K Gold, Stone, Enamel
STONE
Pearl, Turquoise
STYLE
Victorian
COLOR
Black, Cream, Gold, Turquoise

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Antique Victorian 14K Gold Turquoise Natural Pearl Pierced Earrings - Posts with Nuts

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