Early Victorian Garnet Teardrop Earrings Circa 1840
During the Early Victorian period when the Industrial Revolution surged ahead Romantic Period jewelry was very sentimental. It often reflected the new love of a young couple. Gemstones were often set in claw-like prongs or collet settings, a metal that encircled the outer rim of the gemstone, and were used in a wide variety during this period.
With associations with the heart, blood, inner fire, and life force, garnets have long been considered symbols of love. Garnet symbolism also extends to friendship. This pair of earrings are a gorgeous addition to any look, day or night, and would stand out in any colelction.
Materials and Features: 9k gold, garnet
Age/Origin: English, c.1840
Measurements: 1" total length each, 2 grams each
Condition: Excellent condition.
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