Victorians were fascinated with naturalism and brought their flora and fauna indoors in the form of terrariums and small greenhouses. Victorian women were also known to wear jewelry inspired by plants and animals -- including necklaces, earrings, and bracelets made to look like insects, bugs, and flowers.
These antique smokey quartz earrings (circa 1900-1910) are adorned with hand carved flies. The earrings are 14k gold and measure 1.6 inches from top to bottom by 0.7 inches in width.
The earrings are in good condition; however under magnification, you can see a small repair to one of the wings.
Materials: Quartz, Gold.