Antique Victorian 19ct And 15ct Gold Rhodonite Torpedo Earrings Circa 1870

Collections: Sold Archive

A wonderful pair of Victorian earrings dating to around 1870-80 and designed as the much sought after Torpedo drop style.

Designed for pierced ears with shepherds hook fittings which have a foliate three leaf textured section to the then engraved gold capping holding the Rhodonite torpedo drop. Both ourselves and our gemmologist are torn between them being Rhodonite and Blue John.

The hooks and foliate section have been XRF Tested as 19 carat gold and the torpedo cappings (for strength) have tested as 15ct gold.

Stunningly beautiful in the ear these long drops measure an enticing 5cm and sway and swish just the way the should with movement.



5.2cm Drop from ear

4.91 Grams

Wires and Floral tops XRF tested at 19ct gold
Gold caps to Torpedos XRF tested at 15ct gold

Very very good antique condition.  Ear wires are beautifully curved and solid and strong.  Rhodonite has no chips or damage. Gorgeous and unusual Victorian earrings.

Welcome to Graisons!

Hello and welcome to Graisons Fine Jewellery!

Shop our Festive Season Sale! Save up to 30% off a HUGE selection of pieces. Laybys are welcome.

Shop our Jewel Drop: Saturday 9th of December, 9:30 am AEDT.

Sign up to our Graisons Fine Jewellery mailing list below to be the first to preview new arrivals, invites to exclusive sale events and more.