Victorian Era Naturalism Movement Diamond Earrings

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Wonderful large diamond earrings done in the naturalistic style of the mid 19th century. Circa 1850/60.

In the 1850s the delicate designs of earlier in the century had given way to more extravagant compositions of flowers and foliage. Also keep in mind the 'language of flowers' spelt out special messages. In this case: Forget-me-not for 'love' Lilly of the Valley for 'return to happiness' and Cosmos for 'joy in love and life'. A lovely elaborate sentiment possibly made as a bridal gift in the 1850's.

In silver & gold with rose cut and mine cut diamonds. See a wonderful example of a Naturalistic jewelry at the Victoria & Albert Museum, with more detail on the movement. Newer replacement 18k gold ear wires. 3.25" drop.
Details
Of the Period
Victorian
Place of Origin
United Kingdom
Date of Manufacture
1850-70
Period
Late 19th Century
Metal
Sterling Silver
15k Gold
Stone
Diamond
Condition
Excellent. In great condition. No missing stones, replacement ear wires.
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use
Dimensions
3.25 in. L
8 cm L
Length
3.25 in. (8 cm)
Dealer Location
Austin, TX
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
JU140113277212
Address
Bell and Bird
1206 W 38th St.
#1102
Austin TX 78705
US
(512) 710-0125
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