Victorian 14kt Yellow Gold & Coral Earrings
A fabulous and usual pair of hand carved coral earrings from the Victorian (ca1880) time period. These wonderful earrings begin with a single coral bead surmount which has a 14kt gold posts riveted through it. Surrounding the coral bead is a round gold plaque that has a simple raised design bordering it. An upside down flower shape dangles from the round link and molds itself around a larger round ball of coral. The 14kt flower-like topper has simple yet wonderful engraved detail. The larger ball of coral has thin gold wire which vertically lines the entire surface, somewhat resembling a pumpkin-like look. The gold wire comes together at the bottom of each coral bead at a single gold ball. Each coral link and bead is intricately hand carved with wonderful detail. They're simply lovely earrings and would make a great addition to any collection!
Measurements: The earrings hang slightly less than 1 7/8" long, are approximately 1/2" at the widest point and a little more than 1/2" at the thickest point.
Condition: The overall condition of the earrings is excellent. There is no apparent damage to gold, coral or to the wires.