Victorian Anchor Earrings, Antique Yellow Gold Filled Aventurine Glass Anchor Hope Motif, Sailor Sailing Bridal Anniversary Gift Jewelry
Victorian Anchor Earrings, Antique Yellow Gold Filled Aventurine Glass Anchor Hope Motif, Sailor Sailing Bridal Anniversary Gift Jewelry
Victorian Anchor Earrings, Antique Yellow Gold Filled Aventurine Glass Anchor Hope Motif, Sailor Sailing Bridal Anniversary Gift Jewelry
Victorian Anchor Earrings, Antique Yellow Gold Filled Aventurine Glass Anchor Hope Motif, Sailor Sailing Bridal Anniversary Gift Jewelry

Victorian Anchor Earrings, Antique Yellow Gold Filled Aventurine Glass Anchor Hope Motif, Sailor Sailing Bridal Anniversary Gift Jewelry

Regular price
$450.00
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$450.00

Antique Victorian earrings circa 1880, featuring an oval aventurine glass face inlaid with a white anchor; I love the contrast of sparkling copper and the slightly translucent color of the inset. The yellow gold-filled bezels are given added texture by twisted wire-work frames, these may have originally been collar buttons but they came to us in their present form with gold earwires. Measuring approximately 3/4" north to south, not including the curve of the ear-wire which gives the earring a 1" drop, and 9/16" east to west. Since early Christian metaphor, anchors have been used to represent hope and steadfast faith; whether it's the hope of redemption, love, peace or better times to come is dependent on the context of the presentation. The color may give us a clue, as white was used to symbolize purity, nobility and virtue as well as marriage and the faithfulness of devoted love. Goldstone, also known as aventurine glass or monkstone, is a man-made material invented by the Motti family in Venice in the 17th century. It's sometimes confused with a natural material and in fact there is a natural stone called aventurine which actually derived it's name from the artificial as it was discovered after goldstone's invention. In excellent condition with a light patina and some slight oxidization of the metal, seen mostly on the back. ❃ Shop earrings at The Eden Collective: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheEdenCollective?section_id=13939711&ref=shopsection_leftnav_2 ❃ We are happy to offer layaway. For details and other policies please read my terms and conditions before purchase: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheEdenCollective/policy USA - USPS Priority with tracking, insurance and signature required 2-3 business days Canada - FEDEX with tracking and insurance 6-10 business days International - USPS or FEDEX with tracking and insurance 5-10 business days Please convo me for rates and availability of shipping to your location