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Here are a stunning pair of antique pique drop earrings from the 1870's that will continue to look so divine when worn from the day into the evening and will always be admired every time that they are worn. PiquÃ© jewellery is a style of jewellery that is simply like no other and can never be reproduced today. PiquÃ© (pronounced pee-kay) is a technique where the tortoiseshell was inlayed with gold or silver or sometimes both in a wonderful intricate style that combines so well in colour when set into the chocolate brown of the tortoiseshell. ( Click here for an article on pique jewellery: http://www.kalmarantiques.com.au/articles/history-of-pique-jewellery/ ) On the top ball there is a ball design that leads down to the main section which is just exquisite and full of detail. Every side has been given the most wonderful attention from the front to the sides and the detail is nothing short of extraordinary. The combination of both gold and silver work so well set into the tortoiseshell and even 140 years later, these earrings are still in superb condition. From the very to of the shepherd hook to the bottom, this distance measures an elegant 8cm in length and they have such a fluid sway to them when worn. These antique pique earrings are just spectacular and sure to always be admired. Stock# ES7286 Circa: 1870 $Sold.