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14k GOLD Pierced MOURNING Earrings 1860-1885 Pearls & Black Onyx/French Jet FAB


14k GOLD Pierced MOURNING Earrings 1860-1885 Pearls & Black Onyx/French Jet FAB
14k GOLD Pierced MOURNING Earrings 1860-1885 Pearls & Black Onyx/French Jet FAB
14k GOLD Pierced MOURNING Earrings 1860-1885 Pearls & Black Onyx/French Jet FAB
14k GOLD Pierced MOURNING Earrings 1860-1885 Pearls & Black Onyx/French Jet FAB
14k GOLD Pierced MOURNING Earrings 1860-1885 Pearls & Black Onyx/French Jet FAB
14k GOLD Pierced MOURNING Earrings 1860-1885 Pearls & Black Onyx/French Jet FAB
14k GOLD Pierced MOURNING Earrings 1860-1885 Pearls & Black Onyx/French Jet FAB
14k GOLD Pierced MOURNING Earrings 1860-1885 Pearls & Black Onyx/French Jet FAB
14k GOLD Pierced MOURNING Earrings 1860-1885 Pearls & Black Onyx/French Jet FAB

14k GOLD Pierced MOURNING Earrings 1860-1885 Pearls & Black Onyx/French Jet FAB    14k GOLD Pierced MOURNING Earrings 1860-1885 Pearls & Black Onyx/French Jet FAB

BAUBLE BABES Fabulous Finds is an American-owned business which specializes in Quality Jewelry, Accessories, Art Glass, Pottery, Bar & Dinnerware, and an eclectic array of items. Photos do not show actual size!

Have a tape measure handyI never shop for online jewelry without one! Oval, Beveled Edge Onyx or French Jet with a center décor of Gold & Genuine Pearls (2mm each); Gold Bead Accents on the sides & bottom.

Period Kidney Wires with Hook Catches. The last photo (for reference only) is from an 1885 catalog depicting Onyx Mourning jewelry. The bottom center earrings are similar to the ones offered here.

Mourning lasted 2.5-3 years! During Stages 1 & 2, most pieces were constructed of one or more of the following materials: Jet (fossilized black wood from ancient tree variety), Whitby Jet (fossilized coal), French Jet (black glass), Bog Oak, Gutta Percha (resin and petroleum), Vulcanite (hardened black rubber), Black Onyx Gemstone, Human Hair (often woven or curled), & Black Enamel over Metal. In Stage 3 Mourning, the last 6 months, one could wear shades of purple and other types of jewelry, including Coral, and could make public appearances.

So glad that business is over! They do need to be polished & cleaned as the centers are dirty which I didnt really notice till I began editing I had a soft cloth handy and wiped a small area and it came clean. To further clean, Id use a cotton swab dipped in barely soapy water (squeeze excess water out), rinse with a clean swab, & then dab well and air dry. 1/2 L & W, 3/16 depth, 2.6g. A Fabulous Find indeed as well as a piece of History!

Your order will be carefully packaged to ensure a safe arrival. Orders placed after 10 a. The item "14k GOLD Pierced MOURNING Earrings 1860-1885 Pearls & Black Onyx/French Jet FAB" is in sale since Saturday, February 27, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Mourning Jewelry". The seller is "bauble-babes" and is located in Marion, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.
  1. Modified Item: No
  2. Country/Region of Manufacture: Unknown
  3. Metal Purity: 14k
  4. Main Stone: Black Onyx/French Jet
  5. Brand: Unbranded
  6. Metal: Yellow Gold
  7. Closure: Kidney Wires with Hook Catches
  8. Style: Mourning
  9. Time Period: circa 1860-1885
  10. Era: Victorian

14k GOLD Pierced MOURNING Earrings 1860-1885 Pearls & Black Onyx/French Jet FAB    14k GOLD Pierced MOURNING Earrings 1860-1885 Pearls & Black Onyx/French Jet FAB