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c1880 Victorian Jet Earrings c1880 Victorian Jet Earrings
c1880 Victorian Jet Earrings
c1880 Victorian Jet Earrings
Vintage

c1880 Victorian Jet Earrings

$1,250
c1880 Victorian Jet Earrings
c1880 Victorian Jet Earrings
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We have an excellent jeweler who handles our ring resizing. Resizing generally takes about a week and costs $75. Please note that resized rings are non-returnable. If you'd like to keep the option of a return open, you may send it back to us at a later date for resizing.
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A well preserved pair of Victorian earrings with Whitby jet drops, carved to abstractly resemble moths, set under ornate tops enameled with fleur de lis. Jet is a form of fossilized coal that was found primarily in Whitby, England. In the 19th century it was prized for its soft, light quality and high polish black surface. It was frequently used for mourning jewelry. Built in 14K gold and dating to c1880.

Materials

Whitby Jet, 14K and Enamel

Date

c1880

Condition

Very Good. Light surface wear and oxidation.

Size

Total Drop (including wires): 1-3/8" (35mm)