A simply gorgeous pair of Victorian buckle earrings with black enameled “taille d’epargne”, 14k yellow gold (tested), circa 1880’s. Each earring consists of two pieces that are hinged between and a kidney-shaped ear wire. Both top and bottom elements have the black enameled scroll design with a textured background. Overall dimensions are 1 3/8-inches (35 mm) in length, from the top of the ear wire to the base of the earring. The back side of each earring is open with a gilt finish. Weight of the earrings is 3.3 dwts (5.2 gr.). Condition is near perfect: there is some oxidation and the hinge has a bit more “play”. Both issues are consistent with age and use. The fronts have been very lightly polished.
Return policy: I want you to be satisfied with your purchase. I will accept returns and refund the full amount paid less the cost of shipping and insurance. I ask that all items are returned to me in the same condition in All of my vintage items are all previously worn and loved and so are sold as is. I have a long history in the jewelry industry (since 1993!) and am a certified GIA gemologist. I do my best to accurately describe items and am confident in my ability to assess stones, metal, construction, etc. I use the term “delicate” in many of my listings which I interpret to mean small or dainty. If the ring or item requires extra care when worn, usually I use “fragile” or “wear with care”. Most pieces have been lightly polished or cleaned, if possible, unless the process will damage or alter their natural patina. Some items can be altered, some cannot, so please feel free to ask questions, I will answer them as quickly as I can. Please keep in mind that custom-altered pieces are non-returnable.
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