Outstanding Victorian Garnet Earrings
Grapes have not only been delicious snacks dating all the way back to Roman god Bacchus' time, but they show up time and again in paintings, jewelry, and decoration for thousands of years. Many types of stones were used to create the grape cluster shape. Coral, pearl, amethyst, jet, gold, hair - all of these evoke the delicate, natural look that was so popular during the 19th century. It is clear that grapes appeared frequently in some way in the Victorian lady's jewelry.
Since ancient times, the grape has always been a symbol of romance, love, fertility, and vitality. In Ancient Greece, it was a tradition to give a cluster to newlyweds in the belief that the grape seeds would bless the couple with many children.
This juicy pair of earrings features 6k garnet gold, 14k ear wires, and a red that looks delicious in any light. Great for a summer's day outfit or if you're craving compliments all night long!
Materials ad Features: 14k ear wires, 6k garnet gold
Age/Origin: Victorian, c. 1870
Measurements: 6.7 grams, 51mm with ear wire, 45 mm without
Condition: Excellent condition.
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