Victorian Pique Drop Earrings Circa 1880s

SKU: 563188


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      Collection: Victorian Category:

      An elegant pair of Victorian elongated teardrop-shaped pique drop earrings, with floral motifs inlaid with gold. Suspended from a gold cap and shepherd’s hooks, the two segments allow for graceful movement. The earrings are remarkably lightweight and have easy wearability.


      Metal: 18k shepherd hooks, gold plated caps.

      Weight: 4.62 grams

      Measurements: Length 6cm

      Era: Victorian Circa 1880s


      Pique a technique of inlaying precious metals into tortoiseshell, was brought to England by the Huguenots when they were expelled from France in the 17th Century. Pique, meaning “pierce”, refers to the process of inlaying gold and silver into heated tortoiseshell to make beautiful floral and leaf patterns, as well as geometric designs. It reached its zenith during the reign of Queen Victoria.



      Metal Type

      Yellow Gold

      This item is available in our Adelaide store or can be posted Australia wide.