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Victorian "French Jet" Dangle Earrings

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20-1-12050

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ABOUT THESE EARRINGS

Because fossilized coal from the Jurassic period, transformed over time into the black gem called "jet," was so rare and popular during the Victorian period, resourceful jewelers used an excellent alternative--black glass, also known as "French jet." This pair of striking dangle earrings, a gleaming delightful pinwheel and drop combination, are set with inlays of this glossy glass (virtually indistinguishable from jet or onyx), while milgrain edging, tiny gold spheres, and a trio of lozenge-shaped stones add delightful detail to these Victorian beauties. Hand fabricated in 15ct gold (hence most likely of British origin). Condition note: earrings show some wear commensurate with age (circa 1880).

Details

Materials:
15 Karat Yellow Gold
Length:
1 5/8 Inch
Width:
5/8 Inch
Height:
1/4 Inch
Gram Weight:
5.4 Grams
Period:
Victorian

About Victorian Jewelry

The eclectic Victorians didn’t limit themselves when it came to motifs and themes—if it struck their fancy, they turned it into jewelry. Sweet and sentimental with a distinct romantic streak, Victorian gems expanded upon their Georgian predecessors. The array of styles that blossomed (sometimes quite literally) during this era endure to this day.

Jewelry Care

As with anything of value, especially sentimental value, taking good care of your vintage and antique jewelry from Lang will enhance its beauty and extend its lifespan. We encourage you to have your jewelry checked and cleaned by us or by your trusted local jeweler every six months, to ensure that each piece is in good wearable condition with all gemstones in place. It’s not uncommon for stones to loosen over time, and it’s much easier to tighten a loose stone than to replace a lost one! As stated in our Repair Policy, we strongly recommend that you allow us to perform any repairs, since our jewelers are specialists in restoring vintage and antique jewelry.

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