Victorian Turquoise Rose Cut Diamond & Seed Pearl Earrings, Antique 14k Yellow Gold Button Drop, Something Blue Bridal Jewelry Wedding Gift
Victorian Turquoise Rose Cut Diamond & Seed Pearl Earrings, Antique 14k Yellow Gold Button Drop, Something Blue Bridal Jewelry Wedding Gift
Victorian Turquoise Rose Cut Diamond & Seed Pearl Earrings, Antique 14k Yellow Gold Button Drop, Something Blue Bridal Jewelry Wedding Gift

Victorian Turquoise Rose Cut Diamond & Seed Pearl Earrings, Antique 14k Yellow Gold Button Drop, Something Blue Bridal Jewelry Wedding Gift

Regular price
$735.00
Sale price
$735.00

Originally a pair of antique collar buttons circa 1880, crafted in 14k yellow gold. Designed in a halo motif with sky-blue bullet-nose turquoise glass cabochon domes at the center surrounded by genuine rose-cut diamonds and silvery seed pearls. We repurposed them as earrings for the new millennium using 14k ear wire; they're special occasion wonderful and lightweight enough for everyday wear. The halos themselves measure approximately 3/8" in diameter, with a total earring length of about 5/8" from top of earwire curve to bottom of the drop. Before the invention of the modern washing machine mens shirt collars and cuffs were detachable and separate pieces, to be changed as their general griminess demanded. The body of the shirt was worn for days or even weeks in between washings; social dictates expected most of the shirt to be covered by other garments anyway, with only the collars and cuffs truly visible. Collar buttons were used to hold the collars to the shirts along the neckline, with decorative ones usually used at center back and center front. Treated as jewelry and often quite ornately crafted, they survive today as collectibles, but when we find a beautiful pair such as this we can't help but rework them for the 21st century. In excellent condition with the original rich patina left intact and some slight wear to the turquoise glass cabochons. With some oxidization and traces of soft solder on the backs where the button findings were removed, not noticeable when worn. These will come with discreet clear plastic tension nuts to hold them securely on your lobe no matter what adventures you might encounter. 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