SOLD! Partial.ly #992
The late Victorian Period, known as the Aesthetic Movement, was a direct response to the overindulgent fashions and to the stuffy formality and strict protocol of the Grand Period. After 27 years of mourning, even the staid Victorians had lamented enough. During the Aesthetic period, a sense of fun and light-heartedness returned to jewelry.
During the Aesthetic period, artistic merit was valued above preciousness and intrinsic value. Jewelry designers often placed more emphasis on the quality of craftsmanship and single gemstones, rather than overly ostentatious displays of multiple gemstones in mass-produced pieces.
Featuring locket backs, sumptuous closed-back garnets, and leaf extensions on the tops of the hooks, this pair of earrings will be stellar additions to any essential jewelry collection.
Materials and Features: 15k gold, garnets
Age/Origin: Victorian, English, Aesthetic Movement, c. 1870
Measurements: 5.3 grams, 1.25"
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
Please view and inspect any photos closely. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces; please take the age of the piece into account when examining the piece. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.