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Victorian carved whitby jet & 9ct gold torpedo drop earrings

Sale price£495.00
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Fabulous large Victorian hand carved Whitby Jet torpedo drop earrings c1860s

The earrings are beautiful and intricately hand carved- they look stunning when worn, on post and butterfly fittings which will have been converted at some point I their history

Whitby jet is in fact fossilised wood -a surprisingly light weight material - collected even to this day in and around the coastline of the beautiful seaside town of Whitby (in North Yorkshire) - a hard and strong material that can be fashioned into beautiful items of jewellery -0f course popularised by Queen Victoria in her mourning period after the death of her Husband, Prince Albert in 1861

The earrings are beautiful and intricately hand carved- they look stunning when worn, on post and butterfly fittings which will have been converted at some point in their history
The large teardrop sections are set in 9ct gold mounts connected above to the round carved Whitby jet section that sits on the earlobe, they are fully articulated creating a pendulous movement in the ears

Stamped 9ct to the top of the torpedo mounts (and tested)

Weight: Combined weight 11.8 grams

Dimensions: 62mm long, The top round jet section is 11mm round, the torpedo drop is 46.5mm long

Condition: Very good condition. The Whitby jet is in very good condition apart from a small chipped section at the bottom that is only seen when magnified and cant be seen when worn. There is a historic repair to the back of the top section of one of the earrings where there is a little gap that has been soft soldered but this cant be seen when worn and the reaper is good and strong

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Victorian carved whitby jet & 9ct gold torpedo drop earrings
Victorian carved whitby jet & 9ct gold torpedo drop earrings Sale price£495.00