These exquisite antique earrings are a captivating example of jewellery crafted at the height of the Etruscan Revival fashion trend that occurred during the high Victorian era.
Recreated to resemble the ancient jewellery found during archaeological excavations in Italy the drops are crafted in luxurious bright yellow 18ct gold on silver and the earring hooks are solid 9ct gold.
The beautiful design incorporates Borromean rings (3 interconnected circles) decorated in gold wire and bead work. This ancient symbol represents strength, unity, and an unbroken bond The rings are set in the centre with dramatic fire opals that display a blazing play of colour adding to the incredible ornamentation and immense appeal.
These Victorian earrings just ooze Archaeological Revival pizzazz, they are bound to take pride of place in your antique jewellery collection!
MATERIALS: drops: sterling silver, 18ct gold plating. Hooks 9ct gold
GEMSTONE: opals measuring approx. 4.5mm in diameter
MEASUREMENTS: 1-3/8" (3.5cm) tall measured top to bottom, drops 1" (2.5cm) by 5/8" (1.6cm)
DATE: Victorian, circa 1860
WEIGHT: 5.8 grams
HALLMARKS: none, acid tested and verified
CONDITION: these antique earrings are in superb condition throughout, the heavy gold plating remains glossy and bright and the opal gemstones sit securely and are free from any notable damage.
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Materials: 9ct Gold, 18ct Gold On Silver, Opals.