Vintage Silver Pique, Star & Flower, Dangle Hoop Earrings
Antique pique hoop earrings set with fine sterling silver flowers and stars. The drop dangle pierced earrings have a large round hoop punctuated with a silver garland of flowers and stars. Dangling between the hoop is a round shell with a star center. The hoops swing from a flower embellished sterling silver wire tops. The technique for making pique, inlaying gold and silver into shell or ivory, was brought to England by the Huguenots when they were expelled from France in the late 17th Century. Pique jewelry blossomed in the late 1800's. All original superb antique statement earrings!
Materials: Sterling Silver
Measurements: 2.25 inches from the top of the wire to the bottom of the drop.
Condition: In very good condition with the silver complete and the ear wires functioning. The rings at the top of the earrings have been replaced. These beauties make quite the statement!