Antique mid-Victorian banded agate and gold girandole earrings, circa 1870


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Translucent banded agates, set in 15-carat gold, glow in these mid-Victorian English earrings. 

I adore earrings from this era, especially large, long and articulated ones like these in a strong Archaeological Revival style. 

Good antique earrings are rare and thus have always been relatively expensive for the modern collector. Not one but two jewels must have remained unscathed – and they must also have stayed together. 

It is a miracle that these earrings have survived these past 150 years. If they had been dropped just once face down on a hard floor one of the agates could have cracked. 

Of all types of jewellery, earrings are the best at showcasing gemstones. Light is able to shine through them in a way that rings, brooches and pendants – all worn next to the body – just can’t manage.

I love the girandole design of this pair, their movement and their alluring show of colour from within an appealingly strict neoclassical outline. 


• Handmade in 15-carat yellow gold

• Set with eight matching banded agate cabochons  

• Approximately two inches (5cm) long not including ear wires, approximately one inch (2.5cm) wide

• Weight is 12.3 grams

• In excellent antique condition

• Will come in a Karen Deakin gift box

Please examine the photographs carefully – they form part of the description. 

I’d be very happy to send more information and images. Layaway available.

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