A stunning and very unusual pair of onyx earrings from the Victorian (ca1880) era! Each earring is comprised of two carved black onyx spheres that hang from simple 14kt gold wires. The surface of the onyx has a wonderful combination of polished and matte textures that create a subtle, yet beautiful effect. The background is matte, while a pattern of stars decorates the outside of each onyx ball. Each star floats inside an open circle and has a glossy, smoothly polished finish that is slightly raised above the black background. The onyx ball toppers have a matte surface and compliment the design perfectly. A gorgeous pair of Victorian earrings, they pair perfectly with modern day fashion and would make a perfect everyday accessory!
Measurements: Each earring hangs approximately 1 1/4" long. The larger onyx bead measures 15mm in size, while the smaller onyx ball toppers measure 6mm.
Condition: The overall condition of the earrings is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting or onyx beads, and the earring wires are secure.