Victorian Ruby Sapphire & Diamond Earrings
The later decades of the 19th century found earrings to be smaller in size as are these whimsical 14k to 15k yellow gold earrings. Disc shaped elements have been gypsy set with the triad of precious gems — diamond, sapphire and ruby. Visually arresting, scroll-like configurations have been banded together with a twisted wired accent. Simple fittings complete each earring.
Measurements: 1-1/8 inches (2.9 cm) in length by 9/16 of an inch (1.4 cm) in width. Weight of 3.8 grams (2.4 dwt) for the pair.
Condition: Excellent; one repair to connection between the circular element and the top surmount.
Date: Circa 1880 - 1890.
Overall Scale: Small