Tremendous 14 karat gold shield-shaped earrings with outstanding, medium-size rectangular garnets. Black enameling outlines the top portion of the nicely curved top portion of the shield. Additional black enameling creates vines in the lower portion. This enameling highlights the scalloped portion.
Beautiful deep red, rectangular-shaped garnets are prong set and consume the top portion. A singular seed pearl punctuates the middle lower portion of each of these garnets. All stones are in excellent condition.
Measuring a generous 1" long and 5/8" wide, they have a wonderful presence and exude Victorian vibes. Excellent condition with normal wear and no issues. Perfect to wear on a daily basis or to compliment a little black dress. Lots of pizzazz yet quietly stunning.
Earrings are original posts.
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 with no dents or dings. Normal wear. Posts are original and in proper order.Circa:
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