A fantastic pair of onyx hoop earrings from the Victorian (ca1880s) era! These fabulous earrings, which are particularly substantial in size, features a bold oval-shaped hoop hand carved from onyx stone. The earrings begin with a large onyx bead surmount which attaches to a simple gold earring wire at the top. Hanging below is the elongated onyx hoop link which encircles a polished onyx orb dangling with lovely movement in the center. The black stone orb attaches to a gold bar adorned with an enameled bead topper, the perfect finishing touch to the dramatic appeal. The earrings frame the face beautifully and, despite their substantial look, they are lightweight and comfortable enough for everyday wear. These stunning Victorian earrings blend wonderfully into modern-day fashion and would make a fabulous addition to any collection.
Measurements: Each earring hangs a little more than 2 1/2" long (including the wire at the top), and measures about 1 1/8" wide. The dangling orb measures about 3/8" in diameter.
Condition: The overall condition of the earrings is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the onyx links, enameling or to the gold setting. The earring wires are secure and in good working condition.