I lusted over these earrings for three months. Heated negotiation, elbow grease, and a true belief in the magic of the “meant to be'' has brought them into the Curio. I, like many collectors, have a fascination with the intersection of Archaeological Revival jewelry and the symbolism of stars. I had never seen something like these earrings before, with their rare pistachio enameling and unapologetic pearl set stars. Delicately resting upon a flat, caned, and bouled bezel. Like many 19th century jewels, they seem crafted of a romantic mystery. Who was the original recipient of these beautiful ornaments? Did she request this exceptional shade of enamel? Did she love stars as much as we do? Or was it the caning that she was most keen on? Perhaps having seen the work of Castellani, wanting something similar for her burgeoning collection. We can only speculate, but I am certain that they have only ever belonged to collectors enthralled by their singularity and mystery.
Materials and Features:
14ct gold earrings, 18ct gold shepherdess hooks, enamel, pearl
Victorian, 19th century
Weight: 5.18 grams each
Dimensions: 36mm drops
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor age-related wear.
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14ct/18ct Victorian Enamel And Pearl Earrings