Long Pendulum Jet Earrings in Gold

Gem Set Love

1 item left

 

These lovely long and impressive Jet earrings have a hand carved torpedo shaped drop and a faceted top set in a cut back collet. One of the things I love about Jet is that it is extremely light weight, making these extra large earrings quite light and easy to wear. The wires were replaced with 14k yellow gold, wires on antique earrings often get damaged in the 150+ years of being worn. Circa 1860 9k.

Jet was made popular in the mid Victorian period. Queen Victoria was in mourning for her husband for decades and mourning attire became fashionable in society. Jet (petrified lignite coal) was mined in Whitby England and the majority of Jet jewelry from the 19th c was made in England.

Details...The earrings measure 2.72" long, .37" wide at the top, and .46" wide at the bottom.  In Very Good Antique Condition. You should always expect some wear on vintage and antique jewels, we consider it part of the charm.

Item #LN634

Layaway available, contact us for details.