Victorian Peridot and Diamond Pendant Earrings
Victorian peridot drop pendant earrings, the radiant-cut tops encircled by eight collet-set old mine diamonds, set in silver and gold.
The bright, green stone peridot has long been associated with light, with the ancient Egyptians calling it “the gem of the sun.” Beliefs in its protective powers persisted through the ages – worn around the neck or bound to the left arm, peridot became an amulet against evil spirits, night terrors, and sorcery. Superstitions aside, it’s a beautiful stone!
English, ca. 1880.
Length: 1 1/2 inches