Victorian 18kt Striped Black Enamel Earring Coach Covers
During the Victorian era, women would sometimes wear detachable orbs known as coach covers over their diamond earrings. The covers were used to disguise their high-value earrings while traveling, making them less susceptible to potential theft. Then, once at their destination, the covers could easily be removed to reveal the earrings inside.
A beautiful and unusual pair of coach covers from the Victorian (ca1880) era! Crafted in vibrant 18kt yellow gold, the entire surface of each orb is decorated with a fine, striped black enamel pattern. The middle of each piece features an east-west striped pattern, while the sides adorn a fabulous swirled pattern. The rich black enamel paired with the polished gold creates a fantastic appearance that can seen from all angles! The covers are hinged at the bottom and a small opening can be found at the top, allowing the wearer to attach them to a small drop earring or stud. Bold yet delicate, these beautiful coach covers would make a unique and lovely addition to any collection!
Measurements: The earrings have an exterior diameter of approximately 1/2" and an interior diameter of slightly less than 1/2".
Conditions: The overall condition of the earring coach covers is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting and only very minimal and unnoticeable wear to the enameled surface. The hinges are secure and in good working condition.