Victorian Etruscan Revival 14K Yellow Gold Drop Earrings
The Etruscans were an ancient people who settled and thrived in the area that would later be called Rome. In the nineteenth century, a series of Etruscan tombs were opened, and the beautiful gold-work found within captured the imagination of the Victorian public. These earrings are a testament to the "modern" obsession with ancient jewelry.
Made of 14K yellow gold, these 19th century earrings have a 1.5" long drop and weigh a combined total of 5.8g -- which means they're so light you'd likely forget you were wearing them, were it not for the countless looks of admiration from looky loos!
METAL: 14K Yellow Gold
CIRCA: late 19th century
NB: One of the gold balls does indeed have a dent. It's still in better shape than you or I at 130 years old.