Victorian Jet cabochon earrings in 18 karat rose and yellow gold. These mourning earrings are adorned with two jet cabochons, one of which is larger in the lower part. The two gems are set in a serrated gold frame. Napoleon III period jewel, Victorian period, France.
Eagle head hallmark
Height : 15 mm
Width: 8 mm
Note: attachment system by the back of the lobe, for pierced ears.
Condition: wears ; trace of repair.
More about this jewel : these earrings are very fashionable during the Victorian period who was in mourning after her husband Albert died, for 40 years. Women wore then black and purple outfits during their long months of mourning. Jet is a fossil gem that comes from the carbonification of plant debris. It is compact and tough and can be polished and faceted.