Late 19th century French Perpignan garnet earrings. Perpignan is the capital of French Catalonia, and the garnets were mined since 17th century in the Catalan Pyrenees. Beautifully faceted rose-cut garnet jewelry has been highly sought after by many antique jewelry collectors.
The garnets of these earrings are foil-backed, and the facets make them shimmer delightfully with light. The earrings are set in 18k gold. They are lightweight and easy to wear. Overall in very good condition; one minor dent in one small orb.
Total Drop: Approximately 1.45" (including the front wire part)