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Victorian Agate Drop Earrings

$600

These beautiful spherical stones take their name, "agate," from the Achatus river in Sicily where sizable deposits of the stone were discovered as early as 300BC. Banded agate (also known as onyx) is the stone most often used in carving cameos and intaglios, cutting them en cabochon or fashioning round beads with tp show off their stripes and swirls came into vogue in the mid 19th century.

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  • Materials

    agate, base metal, gold fill

  • Age

    c. 1880

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    3/4" measured from the top of the ear wire

Victorian

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18371901

please note:Terms of Sale

Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.