It's possible these earrings were made to be worn during the period of mourning where you were expected to wear dark colors and matte accessories; the brownish-black horn is buffed to a soft finish. Each little oval link shimmies with every movement.
14k gold (tests), horn
2" length measured from the top of the ear wire
1837 — 1901
please note:Terms of Sale
Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.