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Carnelian Pendant Earrings, 15kt Gold Wires, Antique English


Spectacular carnelian pendant drop earrings with 15 karat gold chain and French wires.  Teardrop-shaped carnelian pendants are a brilliant color of orange.  Perfect in conditoin with no chips, cracks, or flaws.  Dainty 15 karat chain attaches the pendants to the wires.

Wires are all original and substantial.  Drops hang nicely and appropriately.  

Dating to the mid-1800's, these are commensurate of English jewelry produced during this period.  Carnelian and bloodstone were common stones used, and these carnelians have the best color we have seen.

Measuring 2.25" long and 3/8" wide at bottom of teardrop, these have wonderful movement and lots of flair.  Perfect for adding color and personality for daily wearing. .

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.


2.25" long


Excellent condition. Stones are in pristine condition. Wires are all original.



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