Foiling is a gemstone surface enhancement technique where a thin sheet of metal or other material (sometimes colored) is placed behind the gemstone in order to reflect more light, and/or color, back into the stone and then towards the viewer.
Sumptuous early English Victorian earrings with foiled tourmalines, these fabulous pink jewels appear as grape clusters below golden leaves. Light and easy to wear or to stack, this colorful pair will steal the show in any collection.
Materials & Features: 15k gold, foiled pink tourmaline
Age/Origin: English, Victorian, c. 1850
Measurements: 2.6 grams, 1.5" inclusive of hook
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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