45006274 Beryl Lane - Antique Victorian 18ct Gold Rare Shell Dangle Earrings
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Antique Victorian 18ct Gold Rare Shell Dangle Earrings

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A wonderful and rare pair of shell dangle earrings from the Victorian era, c1870! Made of 18ct gold the spiral sea shells shimmer with a magical purplish green opalescence. As nature has it's own unique beauty, the size and hue of the shells vary slightly. Albeit the slight dissimilarity is not not ...Read more
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A wonderful and rare pair of shell dangle earrings from the Victorian era, c1870! Made of 18ct gold the spiral sea shells shimmer with a magical purplish green opalescence. As nature has it's own unique beauty, the size and hue of the shells vary slightly. Albeit the slight dissimilarity is not noticed whilst wearing and adds further character and uniqueness to the pair. The earrings feature finely textured gold acorn foliage motifs at the front of each shell. There is an engraved cone-shaped cap which the shell rests in and gold coiled wire twirling around the cap. The shells suspend and dangle nicely from a floret embellished shepherds hook fitting. No stamps are sighted to the earrings, an XRF test indicates 18ct gold.

A beautiful and unique pair of Victorian shell earrings. Very elegant, and would make a stunning addition to any antique earring collection!

Victorian, c1870
18ct gold (XRF tested)
Sea shells
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3.11 grams
Total drop 3.50cm - 4cm long
The overall condition of the earrings is very good. Besides normal surface wear, we cannot see any damage to the gold, or shell. Upon close-up view to one of the earrings reveal clear glue leaked from beneath the acorn motif. It may have been re-secured over the years, albeit the glue does not detract from the overall beauty of the earring. A wonderful pair of Victorian earrings!
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