I am pleased to present this stunning demi-parure, dating to the late 19th Century Victorian era. The set consists of a pin and pair of earrings. The pin or brooch was made to be used as a pocket watch holder, but the hook can also be used to hold your chain and worn as a pendant.
The set is made from 14 karat yellow gold (tested) and contains natural seed pearls.
he brooch has a combination bar, and round shape, with applied gold wire work at its center. There are also little circles holding seed pearls, as well as a gold bar with five more pearls set inside. It measures 2" by 1 1/8". The back has the watch hook and c/barrel like clasp closure.
The earrings have screw backs, which probably were converted from the original wires somewhere around the mid 20th Century. The tops have inlaid black enamel in an almost shell pattern, and the hanging pendants are like triangles with a scalloped edge. They also have the pretty gold applied wire work and pearls. The earrings are 1" in length.
Being that the background is black, this may have been used as mourning jewelry, but to me it looks fabulous with today's fashions.
The set has a combined gram weight of 20.2 grams. It is in good antique condition, with a small rough spot on the onyx at the bottom of the brooch.
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