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Etruscan Revival Banded Agate Drop Earrings

$1,600

These layer stones take their name of "agate" from the Achatus river in Sicily where sizable deposits of the stone were discovered as early as 300BC. Banded agate (also known as onyx) is the stone most often used in carving cameos and intaglios, cutting them en cabochon or fashioning round beads with a single stripe came into vogue in the mid 19th century. These Victorian Etruscan style earrings feature banded agate cabochons in granulated bezels with sleek torpedo drops.

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  • Materials

    14k gold (tests), 7mm banded agate cabochons, 1 1/8" banded agate torpedos

  • Age

    c. 1870

  • Condition

    Excellent

  • Size

    1 7/8" length measured from the top of the ear wire

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18371901

please note:Terms of Sale

Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.