Monday, August 30, 2010

Victorian Long Whitby Jet Gold Drop Earrings C1900

These fabulous long gold Victorian Whity jet earrings are circa 1900.
The earrings are set in Whitby jet which is faceted and shimmers with reflected light.
Whitby Jet was made popular by Queen Victoria who wore it when she was in mourning for her beloved Prince Albert.
Whitby Jet is chosen for it's simple but serene and sombre appearance - it also looks very elegant.
The earrings have gold shepherd hook wires for pierced ears.
The earrings are in very good condition and look stunning when worn.
They weigh 2.9 grams.
They measure 6mm across by 43mm down - that's 1/4 an inch by 1 1/2 inches - excluding the wire which adds another 10mm.

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