Enameled Gold Etruscan Victorian Earrings

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These fabulous 19thc beauties would have been day earrings, worn with a simple up do and a small bustled walking outfit to go calling on your friends and neighbors. The ritual of calling on ones friends was quite elaborate and the appropriate clothing and accessories played a big part. in the Etruscan Revival style with applied wires and bead work to the surface. The earrings are hinged between the top and the bottom panels which offers an element of movement, they are further decorated with a raised panel adorned with enameled flowers. A light gold bloom covers the surface, a bloom is a rainbow like effect that occasionally occurs on antique gold, further adding to their allure. The ear wires hook closed for security. 14k gold, Circa 1870-80.

Details.....The earrings measure a .59" across with a 1.18" drop from the ear. In Very Good Antique Condition. Some wear is to be expected on vintage and antique jewels, it a part of their charm.

Item #fj831