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Lacy Antique Victorian Garnet Drop Pierced Earrings

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Directory: Archives: Estate Jewelry: Pre 1910: Item # 738898
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P.O. Box 11011
Baltimore, MD 21212

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Outstandingly wearable antique garnet earrings. Circa 1900. The metal tests positive for 9KT gold with jeweler's acid. The shepherd's hook backs are probably replacements and they test positive for 14KT gold. The large oval stones are 7 mm by 5 mm and the round stones are 5 mm in diameter. The tiny stones are 1 - 2 mm in diameter. Great size -- 2 1/4 inches long and 5/8 inch wide. They weigh 11 grams. Excellent condition. There is tarnishing on the back; it doesn't show from the front. I have cleaned some of it but would recommend a professional cleaning if desired. Photos enlarged to show detail.