SOLD Late Victorian 9kt Gold Turquoise Hoop Drop Earrings
These pretty earrings are made from 9kt gold and are very unusual in their style. They have beautiful oval shaped hoops at the bottom, which are studded all around with beautiful natural turquoise. There is some color variation in the turquoise adding to the earrings charm. The hoops hang from delicate gold chains and have little gold balls as their tops.
I believe the hoop part of the earrings dates to the late Victorian/early Edwardian period, circa 1900, and that the earrings have been altered from their original state. The chain and tops seem to be a later adjustment.
Materials - 9kt Gold (tested), Turquoise. Tops are marked 10kt gold
Age - Turquoise hoops, C1900
Size - Earrings measure 34mm in length, hoops alone are 20mm long
Condition - Very good. Chains can be removed from the gold balls so that the gold balls can be worn alone, as in a night and day earring style.
Weight - 3g