Antique Victorian Napoleon III earrings ear pendants. 18k yellow and red gold and turquoise. Made in France circa 1850-60's. Measurements: Approximately 1 3/8 inches (3.5cm) long, not including the wires.
Description : Very elegant ear pendant drops in the form of ribbons and bows. A small upper ring of red gold set on top with a turquoise leads to a bow with another cabochon turquoise at its center. Long wavy ribbons flare out from the bottom of the bow and connect to a small flower and a concentric pair of rings. Ribbon with engraved and impressed tiny detail. The outer ring with fine filigree border in yellow gold and flat inner surface in red gold.
Within is a yellow gold ring with furrowed surface, set with 4 small cabochon turquoise at the cardinal points. Hanging from the top of this ring, below the flower above, is a small gold ball that swings and sways as the wearer moves.The combination of red and yellow gold is very subtle. THe contrast between gold and turquoise is very clever - they show each other off to best advantage. Just enough turquoise was used to look stunning without being totally over the top.
Marks: French hallmarks on the wires. Condition: Minor wear commensurate with age. Please see enlarged pictures and don't hesitate to ask questions which we will do our best to answer. Add Me to Your Favorite Sellers.We would appreciate it if you notify us in advance, and explain the reason for the return. Please pack carefully to ensure the item reaches us in the same condition it left here and don't forget to insure and track properly. These charges are the buyers responsibility.
The item "Antique Victorian Earrings 18k Gold Turquoise Red and Yellow Gold French (6398)" is in sale since Tuesday, March 31, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Earrings". The seller is "brendaginsberg" and is located in Boca Raton, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.