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Victorian Onyx and Seed Pearl Cameo Earrings

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20-1-11489

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ABOUT THESE EARRINGS

Arbiters of chic, we have the French to thank for so many enduring elements of style. We tip our hats to Empress Josephine for initiating the fashion of the beloved cameo. In fact, it was a portrait of her wearing a cameo set that sparked a multinational trend. Cameos are still coveted today. This fabulous pair of Victorian drops showcase a well-coiffed beauty carved from onyx (hard stone) and encircled with pearls. Give your hoops and diamond studs a break and slip these on--you might even start a trend. In 18K gold.

Details

Materials:
18K Karat Yellow Gold
Length:
1 1/2 Inch
Width:
13/16 Inch
Height:
1/4 Inch
Gram Weight:
11.4 Grams
Period:
Victorian
Center Onyx details
Cut/Shape:
Cameo Cut
Color:
Black And White
Measurements:
16.20-13.20 mm
Additional Details Additional Gem Details

52 Seed Pearls

Shape:
Half, Roundish
Measurements:
2.20-2.50 mm
Color:
White To Light Cream

About Victorian Jewelry

The eclectic Victorians didn’t limit themselves when it came to motifs and themes—if it struck their fancy, they turned it into jewelry. Sweet and sentimental with a distinct romantic streak, Victorian gems expanded upon their Georgian predecessors. The array of styles that blossomed (sometimes quite literally) during this era endure to this day.

Jewelry Care

As with anything of value, especially sentimental value, taking good care of your vintage and antique jewelry from Lang will enhance its beauty and extend its lifespan. We encourage you to have your jewelry checked and cleaned by us or by your trusted local jeweler every six months, to ensure that each piece is in good wearable condition with all gemstones in place. It’s not uncommon for stones to loosen over time, and it’s much easier to tighten a loose stone than to replace a lost one! As stated in our Repair Policy, we strongly recommend that you allow us to perform any repairs, since our jewelers are specialists in restoring vintage and antique jewelry.

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