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Victorian Egyptian Revival Scarab & Pearl Earrings

$575.00

Victorian Egyptian Revival Scarab & Pearl Earrings

$575.00


Description

DATE: Victorian, c.1880

Cool Victorian Egyptian Revival earrings dating from the 1880s. Each earring is set with a (real) scarab beetle, punctuated by two pearls. They're crafted in 9 karat yellow gold throughout, made during the 19th Century's second wave of Egyptomania - inspired by the completion of the Suez canal in 1869. These green scarabs, chosen because people would associate them with ancient Egypt, were more than likely imported from South America - the Victorians clearly weren't too concerned with geographical authenticity...

STONES 

Beetles & Pearls

MEASUREMENTS 

Drop: 4.0cm

Width: 1.3cm

WEIGHT 

3.2g

MARKS 

No marks present, tests as 9k gold

CONDITION 

Very good

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