STRIKING ANTIQUE VICTORIAN ERA 15K GOLD IRIDESCENT BEETLE SHELL EARRINGS c1870
A pair of antique natural iridescent beetle shell earrings, with 15 carat gold (tests thereabouts) applied decoration and tiny ruby 'eyes'.
Striking, unusual & so collectible...very wearable too!
CONDITION: Generally very good. Slightest signs of wear commensurate with age and use. One or two tiny areas of gold decoration loss, barely noticeable. Discrepancy to naturally occurring beetle sizes - see pictures.
DATE/MARKS: 19th Century. Not marked.
DIMENSIONS: Drops 45 mm & 51 mm (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.
WEIGHT: Approx. 11.0 grams together.