Jewel of the day: Victorian Garnet Ball Earrings

One of the things I appreciate about antique jewelry is that you are unlikely to see an piece identical to yours. These Victorian earrings are offered by Lang Antiques, who provide this description: Look what we have–darling little ornaments for your ears. Hand fabricated in 14K gold, these charming Victorian jewels (circa 1885) will add a bit of motion around your lobes by way of brightly burnished drops embellished with twisted wire appliques and granulation (tiny balls), while five glimmering deep red square-cut garnets create a colorful and striking pattern. The spherical works of art dangle beneath complementary bails, which connect to wire closures. Total garnet weight, 1.00 carat.

These are priced (on sale 15% off at the time of writing) for USD$2,082.50.


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