Mesmerizing rich rose gold is just one of the fabulous attributes of these traditional Victorian earrings. Small caps have a row of beadwork encircling the center. Tassels are highly unusual as that they are flat and thick straight noodle-like tubes. Most tassels are formed of chain rather than being tubular as such.
Although different in construction, they still have movement and flow. This different take on a traditional concept provides these tassels with a more modern feel. Measuring 1.5" long and 1/4" wide, they have a quiet presence.
Dating to the 1880's and produced in England, these are spectacular Vicrorian gold tassel earrings in excellent condition. Perfect for the woman searching for the "Holy Grail" of Victorian jewelry, tassel earrings.
Coloration is deep, rich and just wonderful. French wires with an extra safety loop in which to lock the wires are in proper order and perfectly match.
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:
French wires and tassels are in excellent condition and in proper order.Web ID:
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