Pair of 14K Yellow Gold Vintage Opal Pierced Dangle Earrings with Black Enamel

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  13.7 GRAMS     1 5/8 INCHES LONG  X 1/2 INCH WIDE  18 ROUND CUT OPAL forvan approximate total opal weight of 1.80 carats. These classic--and sizable--Victorian earrings , circa 1875, features a fanciful, ,    decorated with black enamel tracery (taille d’épargne) and 18 round shaped iridescent opals   shimmering opal cabochons . Rendered in 14K in a deep rich  gold hue, particularly lovely in in candlelight.  Consummate Victorian aesthetic is embodied in these beautiful and elaborately conceived dangle earrings artfully in 14K gold and accented with black  enamel tracery. Each 1 1 /4 inches long and lovely multidimensional earring
 18 round  -shaped iridescent  cabochon in a 6 prong  setting  with enamel  detail   in  a navette frame setting   and a brilliant buffed luster,  
Captivating with a fascinating play of color. These beguiling gemstone  earrings  takes her formal evening look to the next glamorous level. A marvelous addition to her dressy attire, this mesmerizing gemstone  opal earrings are  destined to be admired.

You can feel secure knowing that the pair of 14K yellow gold opal earrings were professionally graded and inspected by a Graduate Gemologist credentialed by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).

History: Thousands of years ago, rulers often wore the glittering orbs to guard their power and ensure their safety. These stones were placed in their crowns to protect themselves from enemies and ward off evil. At times, opals were even ground up and consumed to protect an individual from nightmares and evil spirits (although we don’t recommend this). In modern times opals are known to bring about happiness and confidence for the wearer. The rich play of color in some Opals gives them unsurpassed splendor and mystique. For this reason, Opal is one of the most fascinating and fabled of gemstones. - History: The rich play of color in some Opals gives them unsurpassed splendor and mystique. For this reason, Opal is one of the most fascinating and fabled of gemstones.  The birthstone for October is an Opal. Opal is classified in three primary types according to body color supporting the play of colors. These types are black, white and transparent. Opals can have body colors such as colorless, yellow, brown, red or orange. The later is better known under the name of fire opal. The most famous opals are harlequin, pinpoint, flash, peacock and flame opal.