A Late Victorian Pair Of Natural Pearl And Diamond Earrings
A late Victorian pair of natural pearl and diamond earrings, each earring with Eros, on the one hand holding a bow, the bow set with an old-cut diamond on the one finial and suspending a natural pearl drop on the other, on the other hand is holding the wire-fitting in the form of an arrow, the diamonds estimated to weigh 0.15 carats in total, the pearls accompanied by GCS Report 80273-12 stating to be natural of saltwater origin, all mounted in yellow gold testing as 18ct, circa 1900, measuring 2.5 x 1.5cm, gross weight 5.5 grams, accompanied by original fitted case.
An enchanting pair of earrings. These earrings feature the mythological figure Eros, delicately wrought in 18 carat gold, holding a bow and resting on a lustrous pearl. In Greek mythology Eros was the god of love, one of the children of Aphrodite and Ares. He is mostly represented with a bow and a few arrows, and it was he who lit the flame of love in the hearts of the gods and men. Once, though, he accidentally scraped himself with an arrow and that is how he fell in love with Psyche who eventually became his wife for eternity. The tip of Eros’ bow in these earrings is set with a lively diamond, which provides a beautiful complement to the yellow gold and white pearl. These charming earrings reflect the late nineteenth century interest in mythological themes.
Should you choose to make this purchase we would be delighted to send it to you in a Bentley & Skinner handmade leather case packed in a giftwrapped Bentley & Skinner black and gold presentation box. Shortly afterwards we will send you on a complimentary valuation of this item for insurance purposes for your reference and safekeeping.