Victorian Mountain Peak Earrings with Turquoise, Enamel, & Pearl in 14k Gold

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A pair of antique, Victorian-era earrings, each taking the form of a miniature mountain. The peaks of these little mountains are decorated with black tracery enamel and fine engraving. The row of seven seed pearls below the mountain peak represents the cloudline--- four diamond-shaped drops of turquoise rain dangle below it. A green turquoise sun sets (or rises, depending on your philosophical perspective), to one side of this mountain.
A pair of antique, Victorian-era earrings, each taking the form of a miniature mountain. The peaks of these little mountains are decorated with black tracery enamel and fine engraving. The row of seven seed pearls below the mountain peak represents the cloudline— four diamond-shaped drops of turquoise rain dangle below it. A green turquoise sun sets (or rises, depending on your philosophical perspective), to one side of this mountain.

A pair of antique, Victorian-era earrings, each taking the form of a miniature mountain. The peaks of these little mountains are decorated with black tracery enamel and fine engraving. The row of seven seed pearls below the mountain peak represents the cloudline four diamond-shaped drops of turquoise rain dangle below it. A green turquoise sun sets (or rises, depending on your philosophical perspective), to one side of this mountain. These natural turquoise cabochons are pyramid shaped, and the green turquoise cabs are slightly different in color. Earwires are shepherd's hooks. These are exceptionally sweet and very unusual.

Materials

14k gold
Pearls
Turquoise
Enamel

Age

c. 1880

Dimensions

Earrings measure approx 34.5 mm (including ear-wires); mountains measures approx 19 mm (including raindrop fringe); seed pearls measure approx 2 mm; green turquoise cabs measure approx 4 mm; blue turquoise cabs measure approx 3 mm.

A pair of antique, Victorian-era earrings, each taking the form of a miniature mountain. The peaks of these little mountains are decorated with black tracery enamel and fine engraving. The row of seven seed pearls below the mountain peak represents the cloudline--- four diamond-shaped drops of turquoise rain dangle below it. A green turquoise sun sets (or rises, depending on your philosophical perspective), to one side of this mountain.
A pair of antique, Victorian-era earrings, each taking the form of a miniature mountain. The peaks of these little mountains are decorated with black tracery enamel and fine engraving. The row of seven seed pearls below the mountain peak represents the cloudline— four diamond-shaped drops of turquoise rain dangle below it. A green turquoise sun sets (or rises, depending on your philosophical perspective), to one side of this mountain.