Victorian Feldspar & Rose Quartz Acorn Earrings
Feldspars are a family of rock-forming minerals which make up as much as 60% of the Earth's crust. Feldspars crystalize from magma as veins and are present in many types of metamorphic rock as well as sedimentary rock. The Feldspar family includes moonstones, amazonite and labradorite.
Lovely feldspar and quartz earrings from the Victorian (ca1880) era! These soft, feminine earrings are made of rose quartz and feldspars and gold filled findings. Each begins with a solid ball made of rose quartz. A gold wire is riveted through the center of the quartz bead and attaches to the solid feldspar acorn. The colors of the 2 stones are very similar, with the ball topper have a slightly rosier and clear color. The feldspar acorn has an iridescent appearance with a pearlized white sheen which is difficult to see in the pictures. Each earring hangs from a modern 14kt yellow gold wire. Hand carved, they're light to wear and look beautiful on. They would make a great addition to any collection!
Measurements: The earrings hang a little less than 1 1/2" long, are 3/8" at the widest point and have a depth of 3/8".
Condition: The overall condition of the earrings is excellent. Besides normal surface wear to the feldspar acorns, there is no serious damage to the earrings and the gold wires are secure.