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Victorian 14K Gold Carnelian Drop Earrings


These Victorian earrings, circa 1890, feature three oblong-shaped carnelian drops suspended between pieces of 14k gold chain that hang from button-shaped post backs. The carnelian stones are well-matched, but organic in shape, giving them a rustic beauty that is perfectly imperfect. 

The antique beads have been soft-polished over time, and are lovingly drilled by hand, which gives them their charm.

The earring length hangs in the perfect place for a dangle, at around 2 5/8 inches, elegantly complimenting the shape of the wearer’s neck.

The carnelian beads graduate in size from small to large. The smallest bead is about 8mm, while the largest bead is approximately 15mm.

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