Turquoise Victorian Fringe Earrings
The 1870s was the decade of fringe in jewelry. Fringes of gold in particular adorned all—roped, twisted or plain. Whether dangling from the ear or the neck, it was de rigueur for the fashionable. Combining the ever vibrant tones of rose gold, magnetic natural Persian turquoise along with creamy white natural pearls, this is a pair of show-stopper earrings.
Openwork tracery of scalloped rose gold curvaceously wraps around a circle of pave turquoise with half natural seed pearl vertically hanging from a drop of turquoise. At the bottom, knife edge fringe each with dollops of gold and a cabochon turquoise bead ornaments. The condition of note in that these are mint - as they day they were made. Not to be missed!
Hallmarks: French eagle's head poinçon.
Measurements: Just shy of 2-1/2 inches (6.2 cm) in length by 13/16 of an inch (2 cm) in width. This pair of antique earrings has a weight of 13.2 grams and 8.5 dwt.
Date & Origin: Circa 1870 – 1880 and is French in origin.
Overall scale: Large.