ANTIQUE VICTORIAN CAMEO WHITBY JET EARRINGS CIRCA 1860
These fabulous antique Victorian hand carved cameo Whitby jet earrings are all original, Circa 1860.
Whitby Jet was brought to the attention of the world by Queen Victoria who used Whitby Jet as part of her mourning attire. Jet is a type of brown coal a fossilised wood from an ancient tree similar to the monkey puzzle tree. Today Whitby Jet is highly collectable and sought after world wide.
Cameo’s have been carved since ancient times with the most popular motif for a Cameo being the profile of a woman.
The beautiful portrait cameos display high relief carved workmanship which is very well executed.
These earrings are highly collectable and sought after world wide.
Set with shepherd hook wires, they look beautiful when worn!
Steeped in Victorian history.
They weigh 6 grams
They measure 45mm down x 15mm across
In excellent condition all round.
ITEM NUMBER 9762