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Here are a fabulous pair of antique gold cased drop earrings that date from the Victorian era and looks spectacular on the ear and will no doubt always be admired every single time that they are worn. Gold cased jewellery is also known as rolled gold and was first invented in Birmingham England in 1785 and was the process of having a a thick sheet of gold that was then soldered to a sheet of brass then rolled out to a thin sheet that was subsequently used for making jewellery. Being very hard wearing and durable allowed it to also be engraved and this process should not be confused with gold plating which although it can be very built up in thick layers, is not as hard wearing as gold filled. These earrings measure 19.4mm across at the lower section by 48.8mm to the top of the shepherd hooks, and the inside sections are not only of a facetted design, but are also able to move independently from the outer section adding to the allure and charm of them. With such an incredible design to them, these earrings will be suitable for any occasion day or night and always be loved and admired. Stock# ES9427 Circa: 1880 $1,925
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Onyx is a natural material from the same family as agate, chalcedony and chrysoprase, and occurs naturally as dense black with a white â€śstreakâ€ť running through the stone. Often this white band is either cut away and not used, or the onyx is dyed a complete black, however when the white is used in a carving, it highlights the beauty of the stone resulting in some wonderful designs such as in these antique drop earrings dating from the Victorian era of the 1880â€™s. Made in 15 carat gold, each earring is set with three round pieces of naturally banded onyx, with the largest one at the bottom, a medium sized one at the top and a charming small on in the centre set amongst a lovely knot design. Fitted on elegant shepherd hooks, the earrings measure 14.5mm across at the largest lower piece by 35.9mm to the top of the hooks. Perfect for any occasion, these antique earrings will no doubt always get the attention that they rightly deserve. Stock# ES9445 Circa: 1880 $3,800
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These earrings were made in the late Victorian era of the 1890's and are the perfect size and style to wear all the time and can so easily be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. Made in sterling silver, the design of the earrings is so charming and each earring measures 17.1mm in diameter by 34.4mm o the top of the shepherd hooks. With such an attractive style, these earrings are perfect for any woman and for any time of the day or night. Stock# ES1298 Circa: 1890 $Sold
Onyx is a natural material from the same family as agate, chalcedony and chrysoprase, and occurs naturally as dense black with a white "streak" running through the stone. Often this white band is either cut away and not used, or the onyx is dyed a complete black, however when the white is used in a carving, it highlights the beauty of the stone resulting in some wonderful designs such as in these antique earrings dating from the 1870's. Made in 18 carat yellow gold and set with a diamond on the top, it really is the onyx and the way it has been cut that is the star of the show. The oval piece of onyx is naturally layered displaying the black top that has a wonderful and elegant dome shape to it, as well as the black "base" of the stone, and then ingeniously, the carver not only left the white in the stone, but carved it into little "pearls" surrounding the top. The amount of painstaking time and care that would have been needed to carve the stones with all the tools and equipment from 150 years ago makes them even more incredibly and is a real testament to the quality of work from this wonderful bygone era. At the top of each earring is a European cut diamond that both come together to total 0.06 carats and are each gypsy set which can be seen as the delightful star pattern around each diamond which was a popular diamond setting technique during the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Measuring 13.8mm wide by 26mm to the top of the diamond set sections at the top, each earring is set on lovely long post fittings with butterfly catches. As beautiful and elegant today as when they were made, there is no doubt that these earrings will always be loved, cherished and admired. Stock# ES9207 Circa: 1870 $Sold
The design of these earrings are so beautiful and have all the charm and romance of a bygone era, and will always be admired every time that they are worn. Made in 18 carat yellow gold in the 1890's, the earrings measure 15.7mm across at their widest section by 40.9mm from the bottom to the top of the larger pearl at the top or 47.8mm to the top of the shepherd hook. The length of these make them look so regal and elegant on the ear, and the beautiful design on the lozenge section as well as how the three smaller pearls are set all highlight the elegant design. These earrings are perfect for any occasion, and certainly for that special occasion during the evening. As beautiful today as when they were made, these antique earrings are destined to always be loved and admired and worn with pride. Stock# ES6880 Circa: 1890 $Sold
These antique earrings were made over 130 years ago, yet are still perfect to wear for any occasion, day or night and not only look so beautiful on the ear, but they also fell so comfortable. Made in sterling silver in the 1890's, the beautiful circular section at the bottom measures 14.5mm in diameter, and from the bottom of the earrings to the top of the shepherd hooks, this distance measures 23.7mm. Sitting perfectly under the earlobe, the design is very typical of the late Victorian era when they were made. Perfect to accompany other pieces of antique jewellery, these earrings will never go out of fashion or style. Stock# ES8702 Circa: 1890 $Sold.
These antique earrings date from the late Victorian era of the 1890's and are so comfortable to wear all the time, and can easily be dressed up or down making them not only so easy to wear, but are perfect for any occasion. Made in 9 carat gold, the circular section at the bottom earrings measures 19.3mm across and has the most amazing design that will be admired and the pearl in the centre just completes the elegant and sophisticated look. From the bottom to the top of the ball where the hooks start, this distance measures 30.2mm or 35.8mm to the very top of the shepherd hook. With such a beautiful patina to the gold, the style is so unique and these are a wonderful example of antique earrings that are perfect to wear all the time. Stock# ES8881 Circa: 1890 $Sold.
Here are a magnificent pair of antique ruby and diamond earrings that are so elegant and sit so beautifully on the ear that they will no doubt always be loved and admired every time that they are worn, and will certainly make any woman who wears them feel so proud to have them sitting on her ear. Hand made in 18 carat yellow gold in the early 1900's, in each earring is a beautiful and vibrant natural ruby that displays not only such a wonderful red colour but also wonderful transparency that allows the light to enter each ruby and showcase them even more.The two rubes total 0.62 carats and each ruby is surrounded by twelve European cut diamonds with four single cut diamonds on the top. All of these diamonds come to 0.56 carats and highlight the ruby as well as the elegant design perfectly. Fitted with post and lever back fittings which are very secure, these antique ruby and diamond earrings are perfect for any occasion. Stock# ES7021 Circa: 1910 $8,900
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These antique earrings are perfect for anyone who loves Whitby jet or cameos or in this case, conveniently both. Dating from the late Victorian period of the 1890's, each earring measures 21.6mm wide by 54.2mm from the bottom to the very top of the shepherd hooks and look so elegant on the ear. The length of these earrings combined with the combination of Whitby jet and the cameo make them a truly sensational pair of earrings that are as beautiful as they are unique. Whitby jet is a fossilized material of a tree called the Araucaria Tree which is also known as the Monkey Puzzle tree. Dense black in colour - which is where the term â€śJet blackâ€ť came from - the best material has always come from the town of Whitby in England, where it was mostly depleted by the end of the 20th century. And then the shell cameo set into each earring not only adds some colour, but makes them truly amazing to admire from near or far. The brown and white is emphasised even more by the black from the jet, and the carving of the jet captures the light so well. Fitted on secure shepherd hooks, these antique earrings are just perfect for any occasion. Stock # ES9139 Circa: 1890 $Sold
These beautiful earrings date from the 1870's and are as fabulous today as when they were made. Often cameos are carved out of the helmet shell which results in a cameo that is orange and beige to white in colour. These earrings however were been hand carved from the conch shell that has a very elegant pink to white colour that makes them look amazing day or night. Measuring 13.7mm wide at their widest part, they measure an impressive 53.5mm in length from the top of the shepherd hook to the bottom. This elegant length will make them stand out at any occasion, and on the top there is a beautiful cherub that sits atop an double handled urn shaped vase that accentuates the gorgeous length of the earrings. Still in wonderful condition after all these years, these antique earrings will constantly get the admiration that they rightly deserve. Stock# ES1880 Circa: 1870 $Sold.
These antique earrings date from the late Victorian era of the 1890's and look as beautiful and elegant today as when they were made all those years ago. Made in 18 carat yellow gold, the gold itself has a wonderful rich colour to it that compliments the pearls perfectly. Measuring 10.1mm wide by 36.8mm in length, these earrings are so versatile in that they can easily be worn throughout the day and well into the evening for that special occasion and always look perfect. With such a beautiful design that is typical of the late Victorian era, they are set on lovely long and secure shepherd hooks, and no matter the occasion there is little doubt that they will always be admired. Stock# ES9038 Circa: 1890 $2,350
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These antique tortoiseshell earrings date from the Victorian period of the 1870's and not only have the most wonderful design, but also have the most incredible and beautiful chocolate brown colour to them that looks fantastic day or night. Measuring 6.3cm in length or 7.1cm to the top of the hooks by 1.6cm wide at their widest part, these earrings sway and look incredible on the ear and will no doubt always be admired every time that they are worn. Still in wonderful condition even after 150 years have passes, these are such an elegant pair of antique earrings that will so easily fit in with other antique jewellery or even modern contemporary designs. Stock# ES9137 Circa: 1870 $Sold.