Undoubtably picked up as a souvenir on the Italian leg of the Grand Tour, these mid Victorian earrings feature two different (naively carved) shell cameos, one of a cherub with a beehive and the other of a cherub holding a dove. The cameos are framed in coiled, patterned wire and suspended from fluted spheres.
14k gold (tests), shell cameos
Very good - spot of discoloration on one of the fluted spheres
1 1/8" measured from the top of the ear wire, 3/4" x 5/8" pendants
1837 — 1901
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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.
Coral jewelry has been worn as an amulet of protection against ailments and danger since ancient Rome.