Victorian Sterling Silver Maltese Cross Earrings
A wonderful pair of sterling silver earrings from the Victorian (ca1880) era! These artistic earrings have a stylish design that forms the shape of a maltese cross with applied 3-dimensional accents. Each equilateral cross hangs from a modern sterling earring wire, dangling with lovely movement when worn. The front of each cross features a starburst motif and repousse ball center. Delicate beadwork and twisted wirework details add a beautiful finishing touch. Lightweight and comfortable to wear, these stylish Victorian earrings would make a unique everyday accessory!
Measurements: Each earring hangs 1 1/8" long, including the earring wire. Each maltese cross measures 5/8" across on each side and is 1/4" thick at the deepest point.
Condition: The overall condition of the earrings is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the sterling setting or to the raised accents. The earring wires are secure and in good condition. There is a natural patina on the surface of the silver that gives it a darkened antique appearance, which is normal for Victorian era jewelry and adds depth to the design.