Antique Victorian ear pendants earrings. 14k gold, turquoise, natural pearls and diamonds. Made circa 1860-1880. <P><P>
Measurements: Length, not including wires is 1 1/2 inches (4cm). Weight is 16.9 grams. <P><P>
Description : Fantastic big ear pendants. A small flower with 4 petals forms the surmount. Each leaf very finely set with tiny rose cut diamonds. A loop connects the surmount to the large hoops that form the main body of the earrings. The loops allow the hoops to move freely. The hoops consist of an outer ring of pearls with gold studs showing on the outside, bordering a slightly raised ring of alternating turquoise and diamonds enclosed in gold borders. Cabochon, trapeze-shaped turquoise. Lines of 3 rose cut diamonds enclosed in gold cells. In the center of the hoops, a gold wire work supports very large baroque pearls. It is most likely that these are all natural pearls (cultured pearls only came about decades later). <P><P>
Marks: As is to be expected of jewelry of this period, there are no marks on the earrings. We acid tested the gold to ensure metal purity. <P><P>
Condition: Good with minor wear commensurate with age. Some of the turquoise can do with a cleaning and some has slightly discolored due to natural aging process. Please see enlarged pictures and don't hesitate to ask questions which we will do our best to answer.
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