With Queen Victoria in power from 1837 to 1901, her love of all this Scottish naturally influenced all of the decorative arts.
Agates from Scotland became the colorful and distinctive medium for a range of jewelry. Banded agate in chocolate, caramel, vanilla, licorice, and toffee hues form both the surmount and the drop for these antique earrings.
A sphere of banded agate holds a torus inset with a leaf shapes agate. With 14k gold ear wires and back support, they appear substantial but do not weigh down the lobe.