Earrings were essential in the Grand Period of Victorian-era jewelry but their size and style fluctuated widely throughout the period. Archaeological revival gold amphorae and drops decorated with granulation, twisted wire, and rosettes dominated earring motifs. Hoops, drops, crosses, flowers, and stars were other favored subjects for an earring design.
A revolution in jewelry called secondary jewelry or costume jewelry was in full swing. Gas and steam engines found their way into jewelry workshops and low karat gold. This stunning pair of earrings are faceted, or flat-cut surfaces, and allow for light to hit them in many ways. This pair is perfect for all-night-long wear with their 2" drop and 2.9 gram weight!
Materials and Features: 9k gold
Age/Origin: Victorian, English, c. 1870
Measurements: 2.9 grams, 2.10"
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor age wear associated.
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