The custom of wearing mourning clothing and jewels was very important during the Victorian Era. Queen Victoria made the trend popular by going into mourning for her beloved Prince Albert, and remaining in black until her death. Most ladies wore black for at least one year after the death of a family member. They were permitted after a time to wear jewelry, but the pieces were required to have black incorporated into them somehow, either with onyx, jet or black enamel work. With the current popularity of black clothing, mourning jewelry makes a wonderful accessory for today's fashionista.
These tremendous earrings will definitely be turning heads as soon as you step outside with them on! Beautifully crafted in 14 karat yellow gold, they showcase outstanding repousse work with scrolls, boules, and a tiny concave seashell covering the French hook posts! The gorgeous things are further decorated with sleek black enamel and have little flowers fashioned of diamonds and seed pearls. Reaching three inches in length, they have a Baroque feel that will make you positively giddy! These are the quintessential earrings for any Victorian jewelry collector, and any fashionista in her own right!
Dimensions: 3" x 7/8" each
Weight: 9.6 grams each
Materials: Gold, Diamond, Seed Pearls, Black Enamel
Metal: 14K yellow gold
Condition: Excellent Antique condition.