Antique French Ivy Leaf Earrings Back-to-Front

Ivy clings, it grows along walls, over stones, up trees, and inches toward the sky, forming a unity with its sturdy base. Jewelry with an ivy motif was given as a representation of fidelity, friendship and eternity during the 1800s. In Britain, ivy was called, “lovestone”, named for the way it clung to stone walls.

These antique French ivy leaf gold earrings were handcrafted around 1890 in 18 karat gold. Each drop earring features a round creamy white pearl at the top with a long drop link chain that leads to an ivy leaf shaped drop dotted with another round pearl. A rose cut diamond can be found at the very top of each earring, adding glimmer to an elegant pair of earrings. Each earring measures 42 x 11 mm and together they weigh 2.1 grams. They bear the eagle head hallmark, indicating they are made in 18 karat gold and they were essayed in Paris.

These earrings have a back to front closure which works just as it sounds. The earring goes through the ear from behind and clips in the front. They are extremely comfortable to wear, but it can take a little time getting used to putting them on. The key is to wiggle the earring instead of trying to just push it through. Don't be surprised if you get hooked on this style of closure once you get used to it!

We offer a 3 or 4 payment layaway on most items purchased for full retail price, please inquire if you are interested in setting up a layaway. Items ship when payment is complete and items purchased or payments made on layaway are eligible for store credit only.

Please note that our photographs are part of our description, please look carefully, we do not digitally alter our items. We always want you to be happy with every aspect of your purchase, and If you are not completely satisfied for any reason simply let us know and we'll work together to get the item returned for a full refund. I guarantee that my pictures and descriptions are as accurate as possible. My goal is to exceed your best expectations! 

Item ID: ES1117210V

Related Items