These are really special. They are day and night earrings, during the day you could wear just the faceted navette shaped top and for evening fanciness you would add the elaborate dangle. The mellow 9ct gold has a facet design and each of the 3 dangles moves independently while the entire bottom swings beautifully from the top. These earrings are back loaders, which means the wire goes thru the back of the ear and snaps into the front. In the 1850's gold finesses changed in England and 9ct gold was introduced, these date to that early use of 9 carat. The earrings have a small 9ct on the bottom of one dangle. They are so fabulous, and a real favourite, they can usually be seen on the ears of one of the lovely ladies in the shop, one of the perks when you work at GSL is wearing the jewels.
Details.....The are 2.32" long when worn all together and the tops alone measure.59" x .22" They are in Very Good Antique Condition with light wear to the tops. You should always expect some wear on your vintage and antique jewels, we consider it part of the charm.