Victorian Large Carved Tortoise Shell Urn Earrings
A fabulous pair of carved tortoise shell earrings from the Victorian (ca1880) era! Now a banned material, antique tortoise shell jewelry has become very collectible. These striking earrings are hand carved into an artistic urn-inspired shape with curved handles at each side. The earrings dangle below a bead topper with a yellow gold earring wire. The tortoise shell has a rich, deep brown color with light amber and caramel hues that are visible along the handles and at the tips of the urns. Despite their substantial size, the earrings are very lightweight and comfortable to wear. They look fantastic when worn and would make a special addition to any jewelry collection!
Measurements: The earrings hang 2 3/4" long, are 7/8" wide and 3/8" thick at their deepest point.
Condition: The overall condition of the earrings is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the carved tortoise shell, and the earring wires are intact and in good condition.