SOLD Victorian 18kt Gold French Jet Drop Earrings
Pretty drop earrings from the Victorian period, c1870. The drops are French jet, which is a type of opaque black glass that was used to simulate Whitby jet. Whitby jet was popular during this period as a form of mourning jewelry and became very fashionable at this time. The earrings have pretty facets that bounce the light beautifully and have 18kt gold fixtures.
Materials - 18kt Gold, French Jet
Age - C1870
Size - The earrings measure 40mm from the top of the black bead at the top to the bottom of the drop.
Condition - Good. A very slight size variation in the top beads.
Weight - 4.2g