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Victorian Turquoise Pavé Earrings


Queen Victoria was a great fan of turquoise. She reportedly gave each of her ladies-in-waiting a portrait ring with her likeness surrounded by turquoise cabochons. During the Victorian period, wearing a piece of jewelry with the blue stones set in gold was considered almost a necessity in being well-dressed. The domed fronts of these earrings (most likely converted from cufflinks or buttons) feature turquoise cabochons of subtly varied hues.


  • Materials

    10k gold (tests), turquoise cabochons

  • Age

    c. 1860

  • Condition

    Very good - wires were added later, originally these were probably collar studs or buttons

  • Size

    1/2" diameter

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RelatedHistory Lesson

Turquoise:Health, Luck and Friendship

A turquoise given by a loving hand carries with it happiness and good fortune. -Arabic proverb