Just amazing! They don't get much better than these in our book. Measuring in 3/4" diameter and 1" in total length, they have incredible presence without being overwhelming. The color of the turquoise is the best blue with all stones being original and matching. The slight domed shape adds dimension and flair.
Set in 14kt gold with gold French wires. Sensitive ears have no worries. They are not too hefty so will not weigh down the ears. Comfortable enough to be worn for hours.
Perfect to add pizzazz daily or saved for that special occasion to be worn with your little black dress.
Dating to the 1880's, it is a perfect example of an English Victorian piece. Persian turquoise became all the rage due to Prince Albert's specially designed brooches for the wedding train attendants when he wed Victoria. Much of Queen Victoria's jewelry was adorned with this stone which also symbolized empowerment and was to believed to have held special healing properties.
Persian turquoise has a very identifiable hue and can readily be identified. It wss often reseved for use in only the extremely wealthy's jewelry. Thus, when one was seen wearing a piece with this stone the woman was immediately perceived as belonging to the upper class.
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:
1" long x .75" wideCondition:
Excellent condition with stones being original and in proper order. Gold wires are excellent and not worn.Circa:
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