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A La Francaise Gold, Turquoise, Day/Night Earrings

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A La Francaise Gold, Turquoise, Day/Night Earrings

Very French, romantic and aristocratic, these earrings won my heart. The form has French fanfare with curves and swirls in all directions. The soft color of the pear shaped Persian turquoise plays perfectly against the black enamel background. Small diamonds enhance the textured settings of the blue stones. Negative space and solid engraved gold bring pleasure to the eye and lightness to the weight on the ear. These are day/night earrings. At the time when there was proscribed jewelry that was considered correct for daytime, only the tops would be worn. Then came the evening and romance is added by slipping the chandelier section to the tops. The ear wires are the original back to front 19th century fittings that can be changed to shepherds hooks. Today, the earrings can slip gracefully from day activities to evening entertainment. Included in the price is a pendant/brooch that would have been worn tightly around the neck on a velvet ribbon. There is an attachment on the back for a chain. Please inquire about the bracelet that is available at an additional price.

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