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Victorian Clover Motif Coach Covers

$3,400

These ultra rare coach covers are a collector's dream come true. An invention of the late 19th century, coach covers take their name from what was their primary intended use; the hinged spheres fastened over diamond drop earrings to conceal the valuable stones from robbers and highwaymen while in transit (by coach, obviously). Upon arrival at the fabulous dinner or party or ball, the coach covers would be removed to reveal the dazzling gems within. The secondary use for coach covers would be as a day-to-night accessory - the covers would be worn over flashy earrings to give them a modest appearance suitable to the daytime, and then removed for evening hours when more elaborate jewels were appropriate.

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  • Materials

    14k gold (tests)

  • Age

    c. 1890

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    1/2" diameter

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.