Antique Victorian 1870s 20K Etruscan Revival drop earrings

A pair of 1870s Victorian Etruscan Revival gold sphere drop earrings with updated posts. This style of ball-drop earrings was popular during the 1870s, when Victorians enjoyed the revival of the art and jewelry of Ancient Etruria - a Classical Civilization that thrived before the Roman Empire. This jewelry is usually all-gold, sometimes partly polished and partly bloomed and always features intricate gold work, namely granular and twisted elements. These earrings have two marble-sized sphere drops, each one decorated with polished rose gold spade and club-shaped spokes. A pearl rests at the center of the decorative side. The spheres suspend from pearl-set findings. These would have been fitted with ear wires originally, but the previous owner updated them to post/tension backs.

Note: The gold has discolored to a rose-tone on one of the spheres, where heat was used to repair a small crack.

Measurements: 1 1/8" drop, 4.4 grams
Era: 1860s-1870s
Markings: N/A (x-rayed between 20K and 21K gold), 14K on post backs
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