19th Century Pearl Earrings

Sale price Price $1,185.00 Regular price $1,495.00

Victorian jewelry is as complex in its symbolism, sentiment, and design as the fashion, architecture, and decor of the time. Worn as an ornament, a love token, or a remembrance, jewelry not only completed the well-dressed lady’s costume but also denoted her position in society, her marital status, and her sense of self.

Mother of pearl is the inner layer of oyster and mussel shells. Each shell is unique in color and texture with a shiny and iridescent finish, making it an ideal decorative material in both jewelry and beyond. 

This gorgeous English pair of earrings would make a seamless addition to any collection. The shape of the O fittings in Mother of Pearl at the bottom truly lends a sensual touch.

 

Materials and Features: 14k gold, mother of pearl 

Age/Origin: 19th C, English

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Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.  

Please view and inspect any photos closely. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces; please take the age of the piece into account when examining the piece. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.