Pink topaz was a favored gemstone during the early to middle years of the 19th century. For daytime, it was considered the perfect choice...feminine, delicate and ideal for the lace fichu neckwear that adorned many a dress.
A cluster of six faceted pink topaz adorn both of the 15k yellow gold earrings. With a total weight of 6.00 carats, their hues range from soft peony pink to pastel lilac undertones.
The topaz gems are set in crown-shaped galleries with tiny beaded tips and are open-backed, letting through all possible light. This setting style was introduced around the 1840's to 1850s for the first time in jewelry history.
Between each of the topaz are five-pointed, textured leaves of gold. Similar in form to an oak leaf, they impart an organic touch to the flower shaped clusters.
Likely these had a long dangle that was removable.