Featured Unmarked Earrings

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by Kasemi, May 3, 2021.

  1. Kasemi

    Kasemi Member

    Hey guys :) I just wanted to share another treasure of mine that I bought a while ago. Any ideas on age/era would be appreciated! I have not tested the metal but the tarnish on the back suggests that it is silver. The center has what looks like a rose gold accent. Unfortunately, there are no marks or stamps at all. The seller told me that the screw backs that they came with, are probably not the original either. (I switched them out for lever backs so I can securely wear them). What do you all think?
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  2. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    They are beautiful, Kasemi, and yes, the clovers and their cartouches are rose gold. The style is Aesthetic Movement, late 19th century.
    It looks like they were repurposed, or possibly came from another type of earring. The pendants are antique though.
    Leverbacks are always a safe option, I love those.
     
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  3. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    What she ^^^^ said!
     
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  4. Kasemi

    Kasemi Member

    Thank you! I noticed that the clover design comes up a lot, I see them on taille d'epargne pieces the most for some reason.
     
  5. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Plants and flowers meant something to the wearer, and to the giver. There is something on clover symbolism in Victorian jewellery here:
    https://www.maejeanvintage.com/blog/2015/5/6/symbolism
     
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  6. Kasemi

    Kasemi Member

    Thank you for sharing that website! It was an interesting read.
    I found another pair with similar style. (Have not bought it..yet). I just love the flowers and engravings. It is so beautiful :shame: I want all the things! :eek:
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  7. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Yes, also Aesthetic, beautiful. Do you know what the hooks look like? Period maybe?
     
  8. Kasemi

    Kasemi Member

    You mean the hooks of these ones? They are regular hooks with a bead. Not sure how the original Victorian ear wires looked like
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  9. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Like that.;) There were several types, but this is certainly what I was expecting.:) I think it is an original pair, as it was made.
     
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    Hamburger Absolute Beginner

    You're on a dangerous path.
    If you don't stop very soon, no one will be able to save you. ;)
     
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  11. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    It is a case of 'join the club', most of us are beyond redemption.:bigtears:
     
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  12. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Membership is mandatory.
     
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