ANTIQUE VICTORIAN WHITBY JET CAMEO EARRINGS CIRCA 1860
These genuine antique Victorian earrings are Circa 1860, hand carved from Whitby Jet.
Whitby Jet was brought to the attention of the world by Queen Victoria who used it as part of her mourning attire.
The earrings are set with beautiful high relief carvings that are very well executed, they depict a beautiful lady displaying ringlets in her hair.
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.
Set with original jet fittings and wires too.
Steeped in Victorian history.
These earrings look lovely when worn, a great talking piece!
They weigh 7.4 grams
They measure 53mm down x 21mm across
Excellent condition all round.
ITEM NUMBER 4670