A wonderful pair of hanging coral earrings from the Victorian (ca1880) era! Each earring is crafted in 14kt gold and features multiple cabochons carved from natural coral. The circular gold centerpiece is set with a coral bead in the middle, and a delicate gold star motif riveted into the center. Six coral beads form the border, with a gold beadwork accents at the top. Dangling freely from the base is a row of three coral spears, forming fringe that adds lovely movement to the design when worn. At the top of each earring is a simple gold wire attached to a complimentary coral bead surmount. The coral cabochons are all smoothly polished and have luscious salmon color. The artistic design gives the earrings lovely movement, while still remaining lightweight and comfortable to wear. They frame the face beautifully and are perfect for the coral lover!
Measurements: The earrings hang approximately 1 5/8" long, measuring from the top of the wire to the base of the coral fringe. The circular centerpiece has a 5/8" diameter.
Condition: The overall condition of the earrings is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting or coral cabochons, which are intact and securely attached. The earring wires are secure and in good condition. There is a natural patina on the surface of the gold, which is normal for Victorian era jewelry and adds to its unique appearance and character.