French 18k gold earrings can be worn day or night, meaning the tops can be worn solo, or with the drop for dramatic display.
In Swiss enamel of ebony black and ivory white, these rare repoussé work earrings are hollow, and light yet look anything but.
White doves or love birds rest on a flowering branch along with butterflies above. Each side of the dangle is fully enameled with the same design. Sinuous floral motifs adorn the drops.
Note the step-down edges and ornate edges of the drops. The original back to front ear wires and still intact with all their French hallmarks.
Admiration and kudos go out to those amazing jewelers of the 19th century for their rococo aesthetics and breathtaking, hand painted enamels.