Victorian 14k Sterling Pavé Turquoise + Pearl Earrings
A gorgeous and unique pair of turquoise and pearl earrings from the Victorian (ca1880) era! These wonderful earrings have an unusual look with a 3-dimensional floral inspired design. The earrings are set in sterling silver and hang from 14kt gold wires at the top. Covering the entire surface of each earring are beautiful Persian turquoise stones in a pavé setting (French for "pavement"). Individual petals fan out at the center, hanging below a tulip shaped surmount and attached at the bottom is a large natural pearl, which has a wonderful creamy color and a rich natural luster. Delicate seed pearls with gold spacers rest in the middle of the earrings, perfectly completing the design. The vibrant sky blue and sea green colors of the turquoise are simply stunning, and are beautifully complimented by the pearl accents. When worn, the earrings dangle dramatically and have lovely movement. A simply outstanding Victorian design, they are perfect for the turquoise lover and would make a unique addition to any collection!
Measurements: The earrings hang approximately 1 7/8" long. The open, 5 petal flower measures 3/4" wide and the larger pearls each measure approximately 3/8" wide.
Condition: The overall condition of the earrings is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the sterling setting or gold wires. All of the turquoise stones and pearls are intact and original to the piece. There is a natural patina on the surface of the silver, giving it a darkened antique appearance.