10kt Gold Mexican Gusano Earrings with Filigree and Pearls
Classic vintage Oaxacan gusano style earrings in 10-14kt gold, likely from the early-mid 20th century. "Gusano" means "caterpillar", and refers to the undulating curved shape of the earring's body.
These earrings are beautiful from both the front and the side. Smaller pearls rest in rippled golden halos in the top circle with a trail of white pearls surrounded by a delicate gold filagree.
The ear wires fasten in front as is traditional, and so must be put on from the back.