Offered for sale are a lovely pair of authentic Victorian day to night earrings done in 14kt yellow gold and coral in beautiful soft color. The top bead measures approximately 5mm across. It is capped with a cute scalloped cap at the top and bottom. The "evening" dangle is comprised of 2 different sized coral beads with a cone cap at the top and scalloped cap on the bottom with a spacer in between. The smaller top bead measures approximately 3mm across and the larger bottom bead measures about 7mm across.
The ear wire mechanism opens from the front so the bottom dangle can easily slip off if you want to wear just the "daytime" top section. This ear wire mechanism was popular during the Victorian period when day to night earrings were popular. The coral is not the deep red coral but a very soft coral salmon color.
Condition is very good with some normal wear due to age. Circa 1850-1880. Purchased from estate. 14kt determined from gold test. No mark for 14kt found on earrings. Total weight is 5.0 grams.
Antique 14kt Coral Day to Night Earrings