We can never resist pave set turuqoise, and these antique gold and turquoise earrings are set a beautiful example! They remind us of miniature cobblestone roads laid with brightly coloured turquoise cabochons in vibrant shades of blues and greens.
We think the earrings have likely been converted or had new earring wires fitted at some point in time. The turquoise sections we believe date to the Victorian era and could possibly have been taken from a larger piece, like a necklace, and turned into earrings. Or they could possibly have always been earrings and had a different type of earring fitting which has been replaced to be more comfortale or modern.
We love how the turquoise stones vary in shades of blues and greens, with each earring having a single turquoise set in an open backed setting, with a oval, pave set turquoise drop. Each drop is set with 19 turquoise cabochons or varying sizes in closed back settings.
The earring are not hallmarked, with the earring wires testing as at least 9ct gold and the gold settinngs of the turquoise pieces testing slightly higher, at around 15ct gold. Without hallmarks, it's hard to date the earrings exactly but we think the turquoise sections are likely Victorian with the earring fittings being more modern.
Each earring has a drop of approx 22.8mm (not including the earring wire, they measures approx 29mm tall including the peak of the earring wire) and are approx 5.6mm wide. The earrings weigh approx 2.7g together in total.
Condition - The earrings are in good antique condition but please note they do show signs of age and wear which is common for pieces that are over 100 years old. The old gold settings of the turquoise sections are dinged and marked in places. The turquoise stones show signs of age including surface wear, chips and nibbles and they do vary in shades of green and blue. The earrings will be steralized before shipping. Please see photos.
*Please note that the antique boxes pictured are not included in the sale but the earrings will be shipped in a new presentation box and pouch.*
Antique gold and turquoise pave drop earrings
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