Lovely French Second Empire 18K yellow gold, ruby and pearl earrings. Each earring features a surmount set with a round ruby in a buttercup mounting suspending a scrolled drop terminating in a second ruby and seed pearl drop surrounded by an engraved horseshoe. The rubies are relatively pastel, with a soft reddish-pink coloring. The earrings have lots of movement and sparkle. The original wires are stamped with French 18K marks.
- Origin: France, ca 1850
- Condition: Excellent
- Dimensions: 1-11/16" long (from top of ear wire); 1/2" wide.
- Weight: 3.8 grams
- Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: .76 carat