Wheel & Leaf Dainty Victorian Era Day & Night Earrings in 18k Gold
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A dainty pair of antique, 18k rose gold, day and night earrings, whose drops are modeled as shapely leaves, most closely resembling the leaves of the Swedish White Beam tree. These feather-weight, French-made earrings have small, round, dormeuse-style tops, with back-to-front threading, hinged earwires. Their delicate, hand-engraved, leaf-form drops easily thread onto or off-of the earring tops, making them appropriate for both daytime and evening wear. These earrings are truly ephemeral— it's always a wonder when something this delicate remains paired and intact for 100+ years. These are hallmarked with French eagles on the earwires, to indicate gold purity.
Total length is approx 1", including earwire; leaf is approx 15.1 x 7.2 mm; wheel/circle top measures approx 5 mm.