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Inv. #18725  

Egyptian Revival Hardstone Scarab Earrings 14k c1870s

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Inv. #18725

Condition: Excellent
Weight: 15.1 grams total
Stones: hardstone scarabs
Hallmarks: tested 14k
Measurements: 2 inches long by 7/8 inches wide

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Circa 1870s, 14k. This captivating pair of Egyptian Revival earrings feature hardstone scarabs framed by eighteen-karat gold pillars. Popular in London, the most famous jewelers of the day all designed archeological jewelry; these earrings are exceptional examples of the genre. Whether worn with ripped jeans or a ball gown, these one-of-a-kind nineteenth-century jewels will create an understated fashion narrative that lends intrigue and mysticism to any look. Impeccably made in the 1870s, they are in excellent condition. Noted: the original backs were changed to simple posts in the sixties, we have added omega backs so they fit securely.

Noted: Hardstone can be any of the many quartz varietals or jade, granite, etc. In this case it is probable that the rough stones were attractive specimens from the estate of the family this piece was made for. This is especially true of families that owned country properties in the north of England or Scotland where interesting stone abounds. Personalizing jewelry, desk accessories, or even furniture with mineral samples from one's own estate was popular from the Georgian era and well into the Victorian period.

Remarks from Lawrence Jeffrey: "I am in love with these earrings, I think they are perfect for the glamorous American girl look, the understated version; big sunglasses, jeans, white tee and no other jewelry but these earrings. Anyone sophisticated enough to notice will be stunned by what they see, and who cares about the rest?!"

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