SOLD: Mid-Victorian earrings in 15-carat gold, circa 1880


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I always feel excited to find antique earrings that look contemporary to the casual observer.

The pared-down geometry of ovals, rounds and squares works so well in this wonderfully preserved example from about 1880.

The matte 15-carat gold is simply embellished, with one row of twisted gold around the central motif.

There is a lot of skilled workmanship at play. It’s a deceptively simple design: many separate components have been hand assembled to form a beautifully balanced whole.


• Handmade in 15-carat yellow gold
• Approximately 2.1cm (5/6 inch) long, 1.8cm (3/4 inch) wide
• Weight is 6.6 grams
• In excellent antique condition
• Will come in a Karen Deakin gift box (the antique box is not for sale)
• Note: some of the other jewellery is for sale separately – please get in touch if you’d like information about any of it

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

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

I accept returns within 14 days if you’re not delighted with your purchase.

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