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Pique is the term given to jewellery that is made from tortoiseshell that was inlayed with gold and silver, and is unlike any jewellery and has such a wonderful chocolate-brown colour that is highlighted with the incredibly beautiful and detailed intricate work such as can be seen here in these earrings. Click here to read a brief article on pique jewellery: https://kalmarantiques.com.au/articles/history-of-pique-jewellery/ Each earring measures an impressive 33.9mm in diameter by 59.5mm from the bottom to the very top of the shepherd hook, which makes a statement on the ear, however being made in tortoiseshell they are incredibly light and comfortable to wear all the time. In magnificent condition even after 140 years have passed, these are some of the finest antique pique earrings that you will ever see. Stock# ES9013 Circa: 1880 $4,750
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Pique is where tortoiseshell was inlayed with gold and silver resulting in a truly fantastic type of jewellery that is not only like no other, but can never be reproduced today, and here are a pair of gorgeous Victorian era antique pique drop earrings that date from the 1870's. Click here to read a brief article on pique jewellery: https://kalmarantiques.com.au/articles/history-of-pique-jewellery/ These elegant earrings measure 45.3mm from the bottom to the top of the round piece at the top or 53.5mm to the very top of the shepherd hook. The design is so intricate and beautiful to admire as well as being very tactile and wonderful to touch. There really is nothing quite like pique jewellery and these earrings are a wonderful example that can so easily be worn all the time or for those special occasions. With the design carried around to the back as well, this shows just how much time and attention went into making these earrings, and no matter the time or occasion that these are being worn, there is little doubt that they will always be loved and admired. Stock# ES8660 Circa: 1870 $3,300
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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://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://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