Victorian "Day and Night" Etruscan Carved Amber Gold Earrings

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A gorgeous pair of amber earrings from the Victorian (ca1880) era! Each of these earrings has a convertible "day & night" design that incorporates a teardrop base and faceted bead topper. The 18kt yellow gold Etruscan setting combines with rich, vibrant orange amber for a breathtaking result! The removable surmounts have hinged gold lever back wires that clasp in the front in a traditional Victorian fashion. An Etruscan beadwork cap rests at the top and bottom of each bead. The dangling teardrop links are substantial in size and swing from a decorative Etruscan attachment. Strands of fine gold chain link to a wirework cap at the top, giving wonderful texture and movement to the design. The teardrop base can be easily removed and re-attached, allowing the earrings to merge seamlessly between a simple "day" style, or a more dramatic "night" design. No matter how they are worn, the earrings make a beautiful statement and would compliment any Victorian collection!

The earrings hang approximately 2 1/8" in total length. The removable surmounts are 3/4" tall from the top of wire to the base of the bead, which is 11mm in size. The dangling base hangs 1 1/2" long (including the chain attachments) and measures 5/8" wide and thick at the teardrop base.
Details
Of the Period
Victorian
Date of Manufacture
circa 1880
Period
1880-1889
Metal
18k Gold
Stone
Amber
Condition
Excellent. The overall condition of the earrings is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the setting or Etruscan details. All amber links are intact, secure, and show only minor signs of surface wear and the wires are secure..
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use
Dimensions
2.13 in. L
5 cm L
Length
2.13 in. (5 cm)
Dealer Location
Narberth, PA
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU3281777033
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1stdibs seller since 2012
Located in Narberth, PA

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