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Here are a pair of antique silver, rose and green gold earrings that were made in 1893 and are perfect for day or night. Gold can be made in colours other than its natural bright yellow, such as rose or pink gold, and this is made by primarily adding copper to the gold when being alloyed resulting in the lovely warm tone to it. While not common today, modern green gold is made by adding silver to the gold, with the green colour is more a soft green-yellow colour. However during the late Victorian period of the 1890â€™s when these earrings were made, cadmium was added resulting in a stronger colour. While never a strong green such as yellow or white gold, the tone of green in antique pieces is more pronounced and used here highlights the leaves in the floral design perfectly. The earrings measure 11.7mm wide by 16.9mm or 27.1mm to the top of the hooks. The original hooks were quite thin so we have replaced them with thicker and stronger sterling silver hooks. With such an attractive design on the front, these are a fabulous pair of antique earrings that are perfect for any woman of any age. Stock# ES8410 Hallmarked: Birmingham 1893 $Sold.
Absolutely perfect for any occasion, these antique diamond cluster drop earrings are just perfect for any time of the day or night. Hand made in 18 carat yellow gold and platinum in the early 1900's, each earring is set with one European cut diamond that is surrounded by nine more European cut diamonds with the total of both earrings being 0.80 carats. Measuring 8mm in diameter, the earrings are fitted on new 18 carat yellow gold shepherd hooks that are lovely and long as well as being very secure. These are a wonderful example of antique diamond earrings that are perfect for any occasion. Stock# T1093 Circa: 1910 $Sold.
These antique Japanese shakudo fan style earrings are truly exceptional and will not only always be admired every single time that they are worn, but also be an amazing talking point. Shakudo is an mixture of gold and copper, having around 4 to 10% gold and 90 to 96% copper, and was originally made by the sword makers who turned their attention and craft to jewellery making after the decline for swords after the end of the samurai class grew obsolete.This resulted in a type of jewellery that is unlike any other and truly miniature works of art. These fan style earrings both have a delicate scene of a fish and a bird amongst water lilies, and from near or far these earrings are so incredibly captivating. With the main section measuring 59.5mm wide by 38.4, it also measures 79mm from the bottom to the very top making these a wonderful large size destined to always be noticed and admired. Perfect for any time of the day or night, these antique shakudo earrings are just spectacular. Stock# ES8496 Circa: 1870 $Sold.
Pique is jewellery that is made from tortoiseshell inlayed with gold and silver and is a form of jewellery unlike any other, and here are a very long antique pique drop earrings dating from the Victorian era of the 1880â€™s. If you wish to learn more about pique jewellery, what it is, and how it was made, click here to have an article open up in another window: https://www.kalmarantiques.com.au/articles/history-of-pique-jewellery/ These pique earrings measure 6.1mm wide by 12.6mm in the length and are fitted on lovely secure shepherd hooks that allow the earrings to sway delicately and seductively. With such a magnificent and intricate design to them, these are a pair of earrings that will always be noticed and admired every time they are worn. Stock# ES8297 Circa: 1880 $Sold.
Pique jewellery is unlike any other form of jewellery, and at its height in popularity during the Victorian era, some truly exceptional pieces of jewellery were made, such as these lovely antique pique drop earrings dating from the 1880's. If you wish to learn more about pique jewellery, what it is, and how it was made, click here to have an article open up in another window: https://www.kalmarantiques.com.au/articles/history-of-pique-jewellery/ Measuring an elegant 54mm from the very top to the bottom or 40mm from the top of the round piece of pique to the bottom by 7.7mm wide at its widest section, these are the perfect length that will allow them to easily be worn during the day or during the evening. The intricate design on each of the earrings really exemplifies the quality, craftsmanship and time that went into making these earrings all without any of the modern technology such as we have today. Absolutely stunning, these are a perfect pair of antique pique earrings for any occasion. Stock# ES8296 Circa: 1880 $Sold
Here are a very lovely pair of antique sterling silver and rose gold earrings dating from the 1890's that are perfect to wear day or night and are so unique. Made in sterling silver and with a lovely design to and shape, they are highlighted with rose gold sections that are also hand engraved that adds an extra element of character. The design of these earrings is so beautiful and the detail in each is just wonderful and shows why there is nothing quite as lovely and unique as genuine antique jewellery. Fitted on nice and secure shepherd hooks, these earrings are so comfortable to wear all the time, these are perfect to wear during the day and well into the evening. Elegant, sophisticated and stylish are all perfect words that can be used to describe these antique earrings. Stock# ES8221 Circa: 1890 $Sold.
Pique jewellery is not only so unique but something that simply can never be reproduced today making them so much more special and here are a very beautiful pair of antique pique drop earrings from the Victorian era. (Click here to read a brief article on pique jewellery:Â https://www.kalmarantiques.com.au/articles/history-of-pique-jewellery/ ) These particular pique earrings date from the Victorian era and have the most elegant drop shape that is inlayed with such a fine and highly detailed pattern that leads up to the ball shaped pique at the top with a star pattern. Measuring 42.2mm in length, these are the perfect size to wear during the day and well into the night and are perfect with any outfit and occasion. Antique pique jewellery has always be popular and when these are adorning your ears it will be so easy to see why. Stock# ES8020 Circa: 1880 $Sold.
Jewellery from the 1940's Retro era has had such a massive resurgence in popularity, and it is no wonder when you see and admire these truly fabulous 18ct rose gold and platinum Retro era ruby and diamond earrings. Beautifully hand made in such a flowing design, jewellery of this era often used rose gold and being a higher carat than 9ct results in a softer tone of rose gold of that of 9ct. The rose gold beautifully highlights not only the design but also the beautiful rubies as well as the diamonds set into the earrings. In each earring are ten natural rubies as well as five diamonds and the rubies total 0.92 carats and the diamonds 0.32 carats. The sparkle from the diamonds highlights this fabulous era and are sure the make them noticed even more during the evening. Measuring 20.5mm by 15.7mm across, they are fitted on post and butterfly fittings that allows them to sit nice and close on the ear where they will continually get the admiration that they rightly deserve. These are a fabulous pair of ruby and diamond earrings from the Retro period and are sure to always impress those who see them. Stock# R480 Circa:1940 $Sold.
Antique jewellery is so often so unique and individual, and here are a lovely pair of antique sterling silver earrings highlighted with rose and green gold that are like no other. Dating from the late 1800's, these earrings have the most beautiful floral motif design which has a leaf pattern accentuated by green gold. Rarely seen, green gold was used in the late 1800's and the tone of green has a wonderful soft hue that was used brilliantly to highlight leaf designs such as can be seen here with these earrings. With a further elegant highlight of two rose gold bars on each side, these really are a pair of antique earrings that have so much detail and character. Measuring 17.8mm in diameter, the earrings are set with lovely long shepherd hooks that are very secure and wont fall out. Perfect for any time of the day or night, these antique earrings from the Victorian era are as versatile as they are elegant. Stock# ES6046 Circa: 1895 $Sold.
Here are a very attractive pair of antique sterling silver earrings from the Victorian era that are designed with an acorn pattern set into a very attractive circular design. The acorn pattern represented among other things, a long life for the wearer. Often seen in jewellery from the Georgian period and indeed earlier, it was the romantic Victorians who embraced this design in many pieces of jewellery. These lovely earrings have an acorn design on the front, followed by a lovely circular design and with each earring measuring 20.3mm in diameter they are perfect for daytime as well as the evening and will always look so elegant and stylish. These are a lovely example of genuine antique earrings from the Victorian era that will always be loved as well as having a wonderful sentiment behind them. Stock# T506 Circa: 1890 $Sold.
Here are a pair of museum quality antique micromosaic earrings from the 1860's that are just spectacular and destined for any lover of antique jewellery of exceptional quality. Micromosaic jewellery was made using incredibly small pieces of ceramics, glass or pebbles known as tesserae, and arranging the painstakingly over time into incredible works of art. There is such a difference between "tourist ware" micromosaic jewellery and ones such as these earrings which take micromosaic jewellery to a whole new level. Made in the mid-Victorian period of the 1860's, not only are these earrings is wonderful condition, but it is also a testament to the quality of artisans that went into making both the micromosaic panels as well as the earrings themselves. Set in 18ct yellow gold, each earring measures 20.2mm across at its widest section by 42.6mm from the bottom to the top. With the most delightful swan design in the centre, there is also a very attractive micromosaic section at the top. With incredible detail to the setting as well as the micromosaic sections, these are arguably one of the finest pair of micromosaic antique earrings around. Stock # ES7923 Circa: 1860 $Sold.
Pique jewellery is unto itself and is when gold or silver or even both materials are inlayed into another material, commonly tortoiseshell, and here is a magnificent pair of Victorian era antique double drop pique earrings. With such a wonderful geometric design to it, these earrings sit so well on the ear lobe and will no doubt continually be admired. Measuring 51.5mm from the bottom to the very top, these earrings have the magical way to make any woman walk tall with such a wonderful graceful elegance. Perfect for any occasion, these antique pique earrings are just divine. Stock# ES7798 Circa: 1880 $Sold.