Every now and then, I come across extra special items and these earrings fit the bill. These are a pair of Pique D’or dangle earrings with a beautiful combination of silver and gold inlaid design. For those unfamiliar with Pique D’Or, the term refers to the process of insetting or inlaying gold or silver into horn or tortoiseshell. Recreating these in today’s world would be impossible due to the protections of the Hawksbill tortoise, the material of choice during the Victorian era. Especially popular during Victorian times, the technique was often used in pendants and earrings. These earrings are elongated teardrop shape that dangle from a 14k yellow gold bead-post (not original). Each pique element measures 33.5 mm (1 3/8-inch) in length and 10 mm wide tapering to 2.5 mm at the base. Overall length of the earring, including the ball post at the top, is 1 9/16-inches (40 mm). The amazing design consists of graduated gold circles with a tooled design and tiny silver inset flowers. Truly beautiful items. Condition is very good.

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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