These are an incredible pair of Victorian-era 14kt yellow gold and onyx post earrings.
Each earring contains a large, oval onyx stone and is bezel set in 14kt gold. The sizable square 14kt gold setting contains stunning bright-cut details. These earrings truly showcase the fine craftsmanship of Victorian-era jewelry. The earrings are in the style of mourning jewelry, black and gold jewelry were a hallmark of this era.
The earrings are approximately 1 inch in size. Each black onyx stone is approximately 16.00 mm in length and 10.80 mm in width. Both earrings are marked “14kt” for 14kt yellow gold on the back. Also included on the back is the maker’s mark “A.J”, I have been unable to identify the maker but they are likely American. Together these earrings weigh approximately 3.90 grams.
These earrings would make an incredible gift for the Victorian jewelry lover in your life. Alternatively, keep them for yourself and marvel at the latest addition to your antique jewelry collection!