Nostalgic Victorian Style Gold & Garnet Earrings, 1980s

The sensibilities, desires and dreams of a society can be read not only from the most modern phenomena - but also precisely from which past epochs of history come into interest anew and are interpreted for the present. In the last third of the 20th century, for example, jewellery from the Victorian era experienced a renaissance. They countered the cool postmodernism, which deliberately avoided ornamentation, with a warm, nostalgic note. This ear jewellery was created as a reminiscence of this era and is committed to the archaeological style that was widespread in the Victorian era. The earrings present a disc-shaped decorative element on each of the practical hoops, the surface of which is richly adorned with vegetal decorations. Two garnets each add deep red colour accents to the ear jewellery crafted from 14-carat yellow gold. Elegant, present and at the same time full of references to European cultural history, this pair from around 1985 is a wearable item of ear jewellery in a decidedly appealing form. The pendants came to us from London and, according to the stamping, were probably made in the United States.

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We want you to be 100% satisfied! That’s why we examine, describe and photograph all our jewellery with the utmost care.

If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.