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Claret - Vintage Victorian 14K Gold Natural Garnet Dangly Earrings. These exquisite earrings are crafted from 14K gold, hallmarked 14k. The earrings feature two natural oval cut faceted garnets, 8 natural round cut faceted garnets, vintage Victorian revival styling, and quality craftsmanship. The surmount on these earrings are ornate, and showcase a glowing red wine garnet. There is a beautifully decorated medallion, which dangles from the surmount, which is expertly claw-set with larger glowing red wine garnets, There are also three dangles on each earring, which dangle from the larger portion of the gallery. The dangles are also set with red wine garnets. The earrings are beautifully articulated, giving the earrings movement and character. The earrings are for pierced ears, and feature posts and secure butterfly backs. These vintage beauties look stunning when worn, truly a wonderful addition to any vintage jewelry collection.

Note: Contemporary appraisals do not reflect the antique value of vintage/antique jewelry. It is suggested that these earrings be insured for $2000.00 (Tax Excluded) 

History: The history of garnet dates back to the Bronze Age, more than 5000 years ago. Its name, which has been used since these ancient times, was derived from the Latin word granatium, which means pomegranate (because the small, red crystals were thought to resemble pomegranate seeds).

Gold was generally used for a couple thousand years solely to create things such as jewelry and idols for worship. This was until around 1500 BC when the ancient empire of Egypt, which benefited greatly from its gold-bearing region, Nubia, made gold the first official medium of exchange for international trade.

Measurements: Earrings 30.00 mm x 14.00 mm 

Stone Size: Garnet 2.40 carats 

Weight: 6.50 grams 

Condition: Excellent 

Origin: America 

Date: Circa 1960

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