Antique Victorian 9K Gold Etruscan Revival Earrings

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The Grand Tour was a rite of passage starting in the late 17th Century. It continued for about 300 years, tapering off into obscurity around the turn of the 20th Century. A typical "Grand Tourist" would be an educated and wealthy Englishman, German, Scandinavian, or American. The trip was a method of architectural, cultural and social study. The itinerary could vary, but usually a Tour started in France and ended in Italy. The Castellani brothers were pioneers in sourcing the techniques to replicate the look of ancient jewelry found in Rome and other archeological digs in Italy. The Etruscan Revival style became wildly popular and the technique was utilized in most of the jewelry during the latter part of the Victorian Era.

These 9 karat yellow gold earrings are a perfect example of how Victorian jewelers implemented the Etruscan style into their work. Beautifully executed with intricate gold work, boules and elongated drops, they have at some point been fitted with French hooks for the modern wearer. Classic and lightweight, they swing and sway with each elegant nod of the head!

Details (approximate)

Dimensions: 7.5cm x 1.5cm

Weight: 8 grams total

Materials: 9 karat yellow gold

Marks: Indistinguishable marks on reverse

Condition: Excellent Antique condition commensurate with age and wear