Victorian14kt Gold Malachite & Enameled Tear Drop Earrings
Wonderful malachite earrings from the Victorian (ca1880) era! The surmount of each earring is comprised of an octagonal plaque that has a single malachite ball in the center. Bordering the entire plaque is a thin line of black enameling. Hanging from this is a long tear drop shaped solid malachite stone. The tip of each tear drop is capped with a scalloped gold topper with twisted wirework that runs vertically on each cap. The color of the malachite is simply brilliant! These stunning and unusual earrings would make a wonderful addition to any collection!
Measurements: Each earring hangs approximately 2 1/4" long and measures a little more than 1/4" at the thickest point. The octagonal plaque surmount measures approximately 3/8" wide, 3/8" tall and has a depth of 3/8".
Condition: The overall condition of the earrings is good. It appears that one of the earrings was repaired at one time which caused the gold toppers to be slightly different and imperfect. The repair looks to have caused a small amount of damage to the malachite stone where they come together. There are also a few minor chips in both of the malachite balls in the surmount. None of these details, however, are very noticeable when the earrings are on.