RESERVED Victorian Mourning Earrings
These little earrings are a sweet example of mourning jewellery from the late 19th century. Tiny seed pearls set into 15ct gold stars atop french jet disks. The disks have been set onto 15ct gold wires. Seed pearls were a popular material used in mourning jewellery to symbolise tears and the stars representing direction and guidance.
DESCRIPTION: The disks have been set onto sterling silver screw backs which were likely added at a later date.
Condition: In good antique condition considering they are 125 years old. Neither the pearls or black disks have any scratching. There is however some residue of the glue used to paste the gold stars in place. This is only visible when looking for it and cannot be seen from any distance.
Era: Late Victorian ca. 1880-1890
Diameter of disks measure 11mm.
Thickness of the disks measure 3mm.
Depth of screw back 12mm to fit your earlobe.
Hallmarks: Screw back is stamped SILVER
Materials: glass, 15ct gold, seed pearl, sterling silver