Incredibly amazing mid-1880's gold earrings. Doouble loop earrings are a take on the traditional door knocker-style earrings. Top loop has fine vertical grooving while base loop has wide grooves. Embossed beading adds extra detail to these wide grooves. A small finely grooved perpendicular loop forms the connection.
Being 10 karat in gold content, these are a brilliant yellow color. Excellent weight without being too wimpy nor too heavy.
1.5" long and 1/2" wide. Wonderful length and lovely presence. No condition issues.
French wires are molded into the top narrow grooved loop. All original
Perfect for someone who desires a Victorian pair of earrings with presence and a mildly modern look.
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. No dents, dings, or issues. Wires are original and in proper condition.Circa:
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