Victorian 14kt Carved Tortoise Shell Urn Earrings
A fabulous pair of carved tortoise shell earrings from the Victorian (ca1880) era! Now a banned material, antique tortoise shell jewelry has become very collectible. These striking earrings are hand carved into an urn shape with Grecian-style geometric handles at each side. The earrings dangle below a topper comprised of a round tortoise shell bead which is attached to a yellow gold earring wire. The tortoise shell has a rich, deep brown color with light amber and caramel hues that are visible along the handles and at the tips of the urns. Very light and comfortable to wear, these fantastic earrings look wonderful when worn and would make a brilliant addition to any jewelry collection!
Measurements: The earrings hang 2" long, are 5/8" wide and slightly more than 1/4" thick at their deepest point.
Condition: The overall condition of the earrings is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the tortoise shell and the earring wires are intact and in good condition.