Absolutely fabulous gold tassel earrings! Measuring a full 1.5" long and 3/8" wide, these have quite a presence and are one of the nicest pairs of gold tassel earrings we have had. They are the perfect length without being too long or too short. The tassels flow and have lots of movement. Wonderful grooved detail encircles the cap portion. All tassels have retained their original balls.
Tassel earrings are one of the most coveted items for Victorian jewelry collectors. The movement and unpredictable form are fun and stunning all in one.
Weave to the tassel rope portion is intricate and allows them to be flexible and fluid. The overall dangle portionn is connected to a round, plain half ball. Posts are connected to this half ball. All original construction.
14 karat in gold content. Excellent yellow gold color. No condition issues.Posts have screw on caps to make them extra secure.
Victorian jewelry originated in England with the period from 1861-1885 known as The Grand Period. We specialize mostly in jewelry from this era. It is bolder in construction as this time frame saw women’s roles transitioning. A switch from dainty to bold construction was demanded due to women becoming more prevalent in business and demanding the right to vote. This move to a bolder look and increased demand was also attributed to the middle class having more access to higher paying jobs and being able to emulate the wealthy. Jewelry was used as a sign of a woman’s wealth and place in society; thus, the more jewelry a woman wore, the wealthier she appeared.
9kt gold became all the rage during this time as it was more affordable for the upper middle class, and it allowed them to denote their rising status in society. The vast majority of gold jewelry found during this period is of this karat content. Earrings, bangles, and chains were now being worn during the day and were no longer reserved for evening. Women of this period were no different than women today; each enjoyed her own style and her pieces were special and significant to her. Her personality emanated from her jewelry.Dimensions:
Excellent condition. Tassels have all the original terminating balls.Circa:
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