Antique French Perpignan Garnet Earrings

Antique French Perpignan Garnet Earrings

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)

$ 1,590