Victorian 14kt Carved Feldspar Acorn Earrings
Feldspars are a family of rock-forming minerals which make up as much as 60% of the Earth's crust. Feldspars crystalize from magma as veins and are present in many types of metamorphic rock as well as sedimentary rock. The Feldspar family includes moonstones, amazonite and labradorite.
The acorn is a traditional good luck emblem that has long been considered a symbol of strength, prosperity, patience, renewal, and growth. These attributes are partially inspired by nature itself; a mighty oak tree grows from a tiny acorn, giving significance not only to the tree, but to the seed itself. Acorns became a popular jewelry motif dating back to the early Victorian era, and are often depicted in a wonderful range of materials and styles. Their beautiful renderings and sentimental symbolism are still valued in the modern day, making antique acorn jewelry very special!
A charming pair of feldspar acorn earrings from the Victorian (ca1880) era! These soft, feminine earrings depict a beautiful carved acorn made of feldspar. The acorns have an iridescent appearance with a pearlized white sheen which is difficult to see in the pictures but striking in person. The earrings hang from 14kt yellow gold clasped wires. Very light and comfortable to wear, these wonderful earrings would make a marvelous addition to any collection!
Measurements: The earrings hang a little less than 1 1/2" long, are 1/2" at the widest point and have a depth of 5/8".
Condition: The overall condition of the earrings is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no serious damage to the feldspar acorns and the earring wires are secure and intact.