These irresistible earrings are made in the Torpedo style, a popular earring form from the early 19th century. These long, pendulum shaped earrings were all the rage and can be found in silver, gold, tortoise shell, hair work and Pinchbeck, the popular and affordable gold substitute of the era. Pinchbeck is a metal comprised of alloys that has no gold content yet it retains its high-carat gold color over centuries. The sleek and sensual design of these earrings is complimented by the their matte finish and hypnotic sway. Generously sized as was the fashion, they are surprisingly light weight and comfortable to wear. Circa 1860.
Details.....These earrings measure a 2.20" drop from the earlobe, 0.47" wide at drop. They are in Very Good Antique Condition. You should always expect some wear on vintage and antique jewels, we consider it part of the charm.