14K Gold Etruscan Revival Earrings with Turquoise Cabochons
These are a stunning pair of 14 karat gold Etruscan Revival earrings circa 1870. Suspended from a tear drop shaped top three embossed leaves lead to a round disc that is embellished with twisted wire and a circle of small cylinders. In the center are four 2 mm turquoise cabochons in a crimped bezel setting. More movement is added to the bottom of the earring with an elongated dangle. The earrings are 2 1/2" in length and 3/4" wide, they weigh 6.5 grams total. Each wire is stamp 585 for 14K gold and they are in excellent condition.
Etruscan Revival jewelry has a rich an interesting history. In the early 1800s there was a large excavation of Etruscan tombs outside of Rome. Within these tombs were pieces of original Etruscan jewelry. The Etruscans were master artisans, they created breathtaking pieces of jewelry through their use of gold wire and beading. The news of the excavation of these tombs, and the treasures contained inside them, spread throughout Europe. Etruscan Revival jewelry quickly rose to popularity with the people of Victorian Era.