Material: --Gold, Pearls & Red Stones in Floral Design. Main Stone: 24 (twenty-four) Fresh Water Pearls 12 pearls in each earring. Main Stone Measurements/Color: 3.6 mm diameter, Lustrous cream hue.
Accent Stone: -- Red Glass Stones (Each earring has 4 Square Cut Red Stones). Stone Treatment: The stone(s) appear to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists. Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester.
Stone Cuts: Naturally Off Round and Polished Fresh WaterPearls. Earring Backing Style: Shephard's Hook Backings with Safety Catch.Your local jeweler can easily convert these to the preferred backing style you desire. For Pierced or Non-Pierced Ears: Pierced.
Item Measurements: The earrings measure 2 1/2 inches or 65mm in length and 3/4 inch or 20mm wide. Notable Features: These earrings were handmade during the Retro (1940's) era. Composed of Solid 12k yellow gold, the earrings feature beautiful seed pearls and Rococo-inspired filigree metalwork. The Rococo style emerged in France during the 1730s and slowly spread throughout Europe, emphasizing ornate and elaborate jewelry designs that were often asymmetrical and whimsical in nature. The style of these earrings suggests they were most likely made somewhere in the Spanish Empire--either in Spain itself or one of its colonial holdings from this time period.
The seed pearls in these earrings are off round and display a gorgeous, lustrous cream hue that draws the eye as light reflects off the surface of the stones. Each pearl was individually drilled by hand before being set on gold stems and capped to keep them secure. The pairing of the cream pearls with yellow gold would have been an intentional design choice meant to enhance the natural beauty of the warm-hued pearls and the vibrant metal. To create elegant designs, the pearls have been arranged into floral motifs, while others dangle from the base of the earrings, swaying slightly with movement. Surrounding the pearls are patterns of filigree metalwork, which would have been hand crimped and bent.
The patterns of curling lines are reminiscent of Rococo designs which were popular during the Georgian era, making these earrings very fashionable for their time. The style suggests that the earrings would have been gifted and worn as wedding jewelry. Completing the earrings are shepherd's hook backings with safety catches, making them suitable for pierced ears.
A sophisticated and elegant example of Georgian style jewelry, these earrings would make a valuable addition to any antique jewelry collection. Don't miss your chance to preserve this piece of cultural history. The item "Antique Vintage 12Kt Yellow Gold Spanish Colonial Pearl Wedding EarringsEstate" is in sale since Tuesday, February 19, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Earrings". The seller is "parkogoldandwatchexchange" and is located in Miami, Florida.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Viet nam, Uruguay.