SOLD: Mid-Victorian garnet earrings, circa 1880


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The garnets in these mid-Victorian gold earrings are saturated with glowing colour from all lights and angles.

The cabochon cut is ideal for this gem to show off its beauty in relatively large specimens like this.

The 18-carat gold frame of loosely twisted coils enhances the shape in a typically unfussy English way.

The rounded antique tops work well with the classic design but are 15-carat gold, so not original. This often happens with antique and vintage earrings, as they were usually multi-sectioned and parts became separated with passing fashions.

When it is a good match, it has no real impact on price – and most of the time both sellers and buyers remain blissfully unaware.


• Handmade in 18-carat gold with 15-carat yellow gold tops
• Set with two foiled cabochon cut garnets
• Approximately 3.6cm (almost 1 1/2 inches) long, 1.9cm (3/4 inch) wide
• Weight is 6.7 grams
• In excellent antique condition
• Will come in a Karen Deakin gift box (my antique boxes are 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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