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Victorian Emerald & Cannetille Earrings


Emerald, king of the beryl family, has been regarded as a mystical stone since antiquity. According to legend, one could see into the future by placing an emerald under the tongue. Worn on the person, it could protect against evil spells and cure diseases. Magical and curative properties aside, it has been prized for millennia for it's incomparable verdant color. Pliny the Elder put it best when he wrote of the emerald, "Nothing greens greener." These Victorian cluster style earrings feature emeralds within halos of cannetille.


  • Materials

    14k gold (tests), 2 .11ct emeralds

  • Age

    c. 1880

  • Condition

    Very good - ear wires are probably replacements of the originals

  • Size

    1" length measured from the top of the wire, 3/8" width





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.