Lattice Turquoise Pearl Earrings
The use of turquoise in jewelry became fashionable during the Victorian era. Here is a delightful example of very fine workmanship incorporating 18k gold open lattice work providing a most visually exciting backdrop for two precious elements of nature—turquoise and pearls. A round border of striking blue natural turquoise cabochons smartly contrasts with luscious creamy white pearls set on the interstice of the lattice. A hinged shepherd’s hook replete with bottom safety clasp lends itself to the ethereal airiness of each earring.
Measuring just less than 7/8 of an inch (2.1 cm) in diameter for each, the pair weighs 8.7 grams. In excellent condition. Dates to circa 1880.