Victorian Chain Earrings
A rare pair of Victorian Chain Earrings. Visually, they earrings look like they are made of Vulcanite, which was an Indian rubber, mixed with other ingredients, that harden into a substance that can be pressed in molds. Vulcanite was used to imitate jet and was popular during Queen Victoria's mourning period. However, they earrings are testing as dyed horn, which was usually used as an alternative to tortoiseshell, but was also dyed black to imitate jet.
Chain necklaces were common in the 1880's, but earrings are definitely harder to find, since not as many were made. The ear wires are not gold. If you would prefer, we will switch the ear wires to sterling silver at no additional cost. If you would like the ear wires changed to silver, please let us know in the notes field at checkout. Please see the photo of the sterling silver ear wires, we will use, if you let us know you want the wires changed.
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Stamped: none Acid Test: not gold
Date: 1860 - 1880's.
Weight: 2.4 grams or 1.5 dwt