A lovely pair of 18 karat yellow gold Victorian carved coral torpedo drop earrings with carved diamond decoration with a tapered gold cap finial circa 1890. Separately are an 18 karat coral set filigree pair of studs with a rope edge that attach to the drops, these are a later addition. The studs may also be worn separately. Coral was widely used by the Victorians in jewelry making, it was regarded as talismanic beneficial in warding off evil spirits. Coral was widely associated with childrens’ artefacts and for that reason baby rattles were set with this stone.
This style of earring is rare to find in this condition with some mild patina and organic markings. They are a pleasing light pinkish red and hang beautifully from the ear. Please see images.
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DETAILS - The drops are Victorian carved coral set in 18 carat gold. They measure 1 ¾" long x 3/8” wide or 4.5cm long x 0.9cm wide. The studs have a 3/8” diameter or 10mm diameter.
MATERIALS - 18K yellow gold and coral
HALLMARK- The Victorian drops are unhallmarked. The modern coral studs are stamped 750
CONDITION - Good, wear commensurate with age
Victorian 18 Karat Gold Carved Coral Torpedo Drop Earrings, circa 1890
1 ¾" long x 3/8” wide or 4.5cm long x 0.9cm wide.
The studs have a 3/8” diameter or 10mm diameter.