These magnificent earrings are a fine example of Etruscan Revival jewelry, featuring delicate use of fine filigree wire. The earrings are unmarked but have been acid tested at 15K yellow gold. The total weight of the pair is 5.3 grams. The dimensions are: 31.5mm (L) x 13.7mm width, i.The diameter of the large circle. The stones are turquoise: the round cabochons in the cluster range from 1.3mm to 1.8mm diameter.
The solitaire round cab at top is approx 2mm diameter stone. The earrings are for pierced ears. They are English in origin. Regarding Etruscan Revival jewelry: after the archaeological discoveries of the Roman, Egyptian and Etruscan sites in the 1800s, these styles were revived in painting, architecture and jewelry. In jewelry, this is characterized by fine granulation (very small beads applied to the surface) and filigree (plain or decoratively twisted wires).Castellani was the most adept and hence most well known jeweler who was also the first to discover how to reproduce the technique of granulation. The style represents the epitome of mid Victorian era jewelry yet is also very modern in its simplicity. Please see photos for more details. The item "Antique Victorian 1860 Etruscan Revival 15K Gold and Turquoise Earrings, 5.3g" is in sale since Thursday, August 24, 2017. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Earrings".
The seller is "huntlym" and is located in Santa Monica, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.