A Golden Age

Large Victorian gold earrings, ca. 1870


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Large Victorian gold earrings, ca. 1870
Large Victorian gold earrings, ca. 1870
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The reign of Queen Victoria was perceived by the inhabitants of the British motherland as the Golden Age. In the field of jewellery, this even applies quite literally: for the first time, jewellery made of gold was affordable even for broader classes and was displayed with great pleasure. In the years around 1870, for example, fancy earrings were a particular fashion. Along with large pendants worn on dark velvet ribbons, they perhaps even represented the greatest fashion in jewellery. For the hairstyles of the time, which dictated corkscrew curls gathered at the nape of the neck, or a pile of curls piled high on the head, left the earlobes exposed, and so were a welcome showcase for a wide variety of jewellery designs. The present pair presents itself in a fancy and decorative form. Under a hoop with ornamental ball are large pendant-shaped pendants. Three interwoven gold bands each form a variation of the classic creole motif here. Made of 9-karat gold, the earrings glow with an additional fine gold plating in rich yellow gold and swing with the wearer's every movement. For all their size, they are very light and thus very comfortable to wear for long periods of time, as they are made hollow, typical of the period. Contemporary photographs show ladies with similar earrings to the day dress. A beautiful, unusual pair of drop earrings from a period that was particularly rich in earring designs - before fashion turned shortly thereafter to favor small dormeuses or even naked earlobes.
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Large Victorian gold earrings, ca. 1870
A Golden Age
€ 690.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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