|HARDSTONE CLASSIC BEAUTIES ( Victorian Jewelry Hardstone Cameo Earrings
): Right out of a Gloucester,
estate, these mid-Victorian (c. 1860’s) earrings were handed down
through the original family to treasure for generations. A very nice
size for you petite ladies, these gold plated beauties are claw bezel
set with hand carved hardstone Carnelian Cameos. Carved as mirror
images, these cameos depict a woman wearing a necklace and diadem
(crown). The Antique Earrings feature hollow yellow gold plated
bellflower frames and beaded trim outer frames. They are decorated with
four flower head motifs and three girandole drops dangle from the bottom
of each. Because they are hollow, these “ear bobs” are light weight and
the pretty drops dance next to your face. The ear wires have C clasp
closures similar to kidney wires. I believe that these wires and
closures are later additions, yet perfectly appropriate to the earrings.
Bright and dazzling, these earrings are a perfect example of Victorian
fashion. At a great price, these are yours to treasure and pass on to
further generations of your family. Condition: Excellent. One of the
flower heads (outside left earring) has been replaced in the past. The
price reflects this really unnoticeable (in actual size) replacement.
Size: 2” long from top of wire as it hangs from your ear, 1” wide.
Cameos are 1/4” deep so that they really “pop” out.
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