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Birds Of Paradise - Georgian Napoléon II French 14K Gold Pearl, Peridot & Ruby Chandelier Earrings. These extraordinary earrings are crafted from 14K yellow gold, tested and confirmed. Featuring Napoleon III French styling, natural pearls, 2 natural oval cut faceted peridots, 2 natural round cut rubies, exquisite detailing and high quality workmanship. These chandelier earrings are out of this world. They are beautiful articulated with segments of gold. The gold has a mellow rosy gold tone. The first segment is the surmount, which supports a beautiful green peridot and a ruby, surrounded by delicate seed pearls and dangles of seed pearls. They have shepherd hook ear wires for pierced ears. The next segment displays dangles of seed pearls completely around the entire canopy. The last segment depicts birds of paradise at a fountain, which are beautifully engraved, with layers of hand-wired dangling seed pearls. The seed pearl dangles are displayed completely around all the canopies. Remarkably the earrings do not have one pearl missing. These wonderfully exotic earrings were cherished by the same French family ( passed down through the generations) since the day they were made. So it is my pleasure to offer this amazing earrings to someone who will appreciate and enjoy this extraordinary treasure.
Note: Napoléon François Joseph Charles Bonaparte ( March 20, 1811 to July 22, 1832) Prince Imperial, King of Rome, known in the Austrian court as Franz from 1814 onward, Duke of Reichstadt from 1811, was the son of Napoleon Emperor of the French, and his second wife, Archduchess Marie Louise of Austria.
These earrings are a wonderful and rare example of this era.
Measurements: Earrings (including ear-wires) 78.00 mm x 30.00 mm
Stone Size: Peridot 2.00 carats Ruby .04 carats Pearls 1.00 mm - 2.00 mm
Weight: 23.30 grams
Condition: Excellent Note: Amazing Condition Earring wires changed at some point from original back to front wires.
Date: Circa 1820