Victorian 15kt Gold Twisted Hoop & Ball Earrings
Absolutely fantastic gold earrings from the Victorian (ca1880) era! Each earring, which is fairly large in size, is made of vibrant 15kt yellow gold and is beautifully decorated with a very unusual and lovely design. The earrings, which have a 3-dimensional appearance, hang from a simple gold drop topper which is attached to the earring wires. A teardrop shaped hoop, comprised of 3 twisted gold tubes, dangles from the surmount and a gold ball swings through the center. Tubular gold accents rest at the top and the bottom of each hoop and a single gold bead finished the bottom of the earrings. The surface of the gold has a natural patina which adds to the wonderful rich look of the earrings. Very light and comfortable to wear, these marvelous earrings look absolutely stunning on. They would make a perfect addition to any collection!
Measurements: Each earring hangs approximately 2 1/4" long, is 7/8" at the widest point and slightly more than 1/2" in depth.
Condition: The overall condition of the earrings is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold earrings or to the earring wires.