Mid-Century Victorian Revival 14k and Opal Dangle Earrings
Elegant and classic! These petite dangle earrings are 14k yellow gold and have incredible layers of details! They were made in or around the 1950s and are a great example of Victorian revival design. In the center of each earring is a gorgeous, glowing pear-shaped opal. Both opals are translucent blue with strong green and pink flashes. Then at certain angles you'll see more pink than green with hints of purple. They show every color you could hope to see in an opal! There is a small leaf design just above the opals where you'll find two little seed pearls. Outlining the opal and leaf is a twisted rope detail which is then outlined by a scallop-edged pear-shaped frame. At the top of the frame are two little scrolls set back-to-back with a small bead perched above. The earrings are fashioned with a simple gold wire and a discreet hook for securing the end. Both earrings are hallmarked 14k on the wire and both wires and both earrings test appropriately. The length from the top of the wire to the base of the scalloped frame is 1". The widest part of the pear-shaped frame is 1/2". Each opal measures approximately 4.5mm long by 3mm at the widest point. These are great little "old world" style earrings...an easy length and beautiful design with miraculous opals!