Earrings with three drop shaped pendants where
center piece is slightly lower than the other two, known as
Girandole or Chandelier earrings, first appeared in France in the 17th
The design was popular throughout the 18th and early 19th
century, and it briefly emerged again around 1900.
These Girandole earrings are clearly influenced by Art Nouveau style of
the late 19th - early 20th century.
The earrings are formed
as sprays of flowers centered
with 8 mm milky white opals cut en cabochon with
two rose-cut diamonds and six
step-cut sapphires, within stylized matted green gold scrolling leaf
frames, with three suspended drop-shaped cabochon opal pendants, all
Length 2 in. (5,2 cm)
Two color - pink and green gold.
Both marked with 56 zolotniks old Russian gold standard
(14K-583) - St Petersburg assay office, and workmaster's initials 'MA'.