Item : Antique Day / Night Coral & 18K Earrings
Origin : Italian , Circa 1850, ...... Recently purchased in Paris France.
Marks : Crossed Keys Hallmark for Rome , in use from 1815 to 1870
Materials : Natural Orange Coral & 18K Yellow Gold
Size : 1 & 3/4" Long Overall , ...... Coral drop beads measure 9 millimeters, ....... Beads at the tops measure about 6 millimeters.
Scale : Medium , ...... Please note sizes as items can appear larger or smaller in the pictures than in person.
Condition : Excellent antique condition .
Comments : I recently purchased these beautiful earrings from a Paris dealer who always has things I love and this time was no exception. She told me she had just purchased them herself that very morning, as she took them from her purse and handed them to me . ......
In just as nice condition as they appear in the pictures , really excellent considering their advanced age of more than 150 years .
The closures are referred to as French backs , or 'back-to fronts , I know some women don't like these types of closures as they can be difficult to get on for some . A plus for this pair is that there is considerable space for the ear lobe when opened at the hinge making it somewhat easier to put in from behind the lobe then hooking the earring in the front.
In a gorgeous shade of true dark orange , one of the most desired coral colors . Un-dyed natural coral , handmade and all original . ......
As always delivered to you in a new velvet gift box ready to give or keep. ......
USPS PRIORITY MAIL & INSURANCE IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF THIS ITEM.