Bewitching and beguiling, Austro-Hungarian jewelry is known as the epitome of ‘extra‘ with its larger-than-life gemstones and motifs.
The Austro-Hungarian empire dates from the 1860s to the 1920s and was one of the most powerful western empires in the world. Today, Austria and Hungary are two separate countries, with their own different identities and jewelry history. Nevertheless, the combination of the two nations in this 80 year period saw some of the most bedazzling and out-of-this-world creations we have ever laid our eyes on.
Circa 1870, this wonderful pair of dinner earrings with sage green and white enameling boasts 14k ear wires, as well. Weighing 10 grams, they are effortless for their scale. Pearl (the ultimate symbol of wisdom), garnet (symbolizing love and friendship), and emerald (representing fidelity and true love) all come together to be a part of this lovely, immensely historical treasure.
Materials and Features: 14k gold, pearls, emeralds, garnets
Age/Origin: Austro-Hungarian, c. 1870
Measurements: 10 grams, 2.25" scale
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.