SOLD ON SITE: Antique floral earrings, Australian or New Zealand, from about 1890

AU$1,400.00

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These late 19th century 15-carat gold earrings were probably made in Australia or New Zealand, given the fern leaf motif used in the design.

A bright green stone is set in the middle of each flower. Too small to accurately test, these are probably garnet-topped doublets rather than the emeralds they so cleverly resemble.

Garnet-topped doublets abound in antique Australian jewellery. The colony had very little money, so these were a common way of making affordable jewellery for the general populace.

They were usually blue or red, resembling sapphires or bohemian garnets.

Here the emerald green provides a pleasing contrast to the rich yellow gold surround.

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• Handmade in 15-carat yellow gold
• Set with garnet-topped doublets
• Approximately 2.6cm (1 inch) long, not including hooks; 1.6cm (just over 1/2 inch) wide
• Weight is 3.3 grams
• In excellent antique condition
• Will come in a Karen Deakin gift box (my antique boxes are not for sale)

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