A gorgeous original Victorian c1870 pair of hook earrings (for pierced ears) featuring two lovely pieces of pietra dura in black onyx, set in an oval 18K yellow gold frame, embellished with a delicate twisted rope design. Beautifully hand-worked by a master Italian craftsman, the pietra dura features a floral arrangement of pink rose, blue periwinkles, leaves and stems.
The workmanship is of an extremely high quality, and there are no chips or cracks The dimensions of each earrings are 22.6mm (L) x 18.1mms (W) x 3.4mm (depth). The total weight of the pair is 7.4 grams.The earrings are in pristine condition - like they were made yesterday. Lovingly preserved for almost 150 years for the current generation. The earrings are not hallmarked, however the 18K gold content has been confirmed by acid testing. Authentic Victorian pietra dura earrings like these are extremely rare. This pair is a museum quality item, in excellent original condition.
Please see photos for more details. The item "Antique Victorian c1870 Pietra Dura Floral 18K Yellow Gold Hook Earrings, 7.4g" is in sale since Thursday, July 20, 2017. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Earrings". The seller is "huntlym" and is located in Santa Monica, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.