This is a very beautiful authentic Victorian set of earrings with a matching brooch. The metal is 18k gold, tested, no marks. The earrings measure 1 5/8″ long from the top of the gold wires by 1″ at the widest and have little birds with small turquoises and seed pearls and tiny red garnet ruby? Eyes hanging from the wires holding the circles that carry another bird sitting in the circle looking up to a carved garnet flower with chased gold leaves and a seed pearl center. The sitting birds have their wings extended upward and their wings and tails contain small turquoises and seed pearls. The birds are also beautifully chased. The brooch measures 1 5/8 from center top to the bottom of the little dangle and 2 1/8 from side to side, has a hinged c-clasp and has the same delicate details and openwork with embedded small turquoises and seed pearls. All of the small turquoises and seed pearls are there. There is a small dangle on the brooch that looks like an egg with three claws holding it with seed pearls. The brooch has three stones missing. I believe they were garnets. The large center stone at the top is a replacement and there was a small garnet at the end on each side of the brooch. The earrings have some tarnish on the back from where the jeweler connected the birds to the circle hoops so the set could also use a good polish. The silk-lined red velvet box that is included and is original to the set states in gold lettering that the set was made by El Diamante, Joyeria Relojeria, Lions Hermanos, Esquina Av. Madero 63Y LaPalma Mexico, D. A highly collectible and unusual quality Victorian 18k gold suite. The item “Beautiful 18K Gold Victorian Bird Earrings/Brooch set with Turq, Pearls, Rubies” is in sale since Monday, March 25, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Earrings”. The seller is “at5500″ and is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Mexico
- Metal Purity: 18k
- Main Stone: Turquoise,Seed Pearls, Garnets
- Metal: Gold