ANTIQUE IBERIAN / CATALAN 14K GOLD HESSONITE GARNET LONG DROP EARRINGS c1780
A pair of antique Iberian / Catalan, solid 14/16 carat gold (tests thereabouts) long drop earrings; finely made, with hinged wires and set with foiled hessonite garnets.
Wow - a wonderful pair of early earrings...so beautiful, very collectible & wearable too!
CONDITION: Generally very good. Slight signs of wear commensurate with age and use. A few small areas of old solder repair visible, of no consequence. A few tiny nicks to stones, some natural foil deterioration - see pictures
DATE/MARKS: Around 1780/90. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: Drops 62 mm long (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.
WEIGHT: Approx. 10.5 grams together.