Victorian Vulcanite Dangle Earrings
ABOUT THESE EARRINGS
From those wildly stylish Victorians comes these sleek and striking drop earrings crafted in ... (wait for it) .... Vulcanite*! Measuring 2 and 1/2 inches long, the woody, earthy brown geometric shapes are tastefully enhanced with golden rivets. Uncommonly cool, wearable collectables.
*Vulcanite is compressed, 'vulcanised' rubber originally developed by Charles Goodyear in the US and Thomas Hancock in England, circa 1844. It was used as an alternative to jet, which was common for fashion and mourning jewelry in the mid-to-late Victorian era of the 19th century.