Victorian Sterling Oyster Shell Earrings
A fantastic and unusual pair of sterling earrings from the late Victorian (ca1900) era! These wonderful sea inspired earrings have a detailed and charming design and each begins with a simple earring wire attached to a sterling ball surmount. Dangling from the surmount is a textured silver oyster shell that has a wonderful 3-dimensional design. The earrings are intricately crafted with a unique pattern on the front and back, creating a very realistic look. Each shell is propped open at its bottom edge by a silver ball, representing a single pearl. The handmade design makes the earrings wonderfully lightweight and comfortable to wear. Fun and versatile, they would make a fabulous addition to any collection!
Measurements: The earrings hang 1 3/8" long, are 5/8" wide and 1/4" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the earrings is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the sterling silver and the earring wires are in good working condition.