Despite the popularity of gutta percha jewelry in the mid 19th century, pieces made from it are somewhat rare owing to the fact that it was used to make underwater telegraph cables. The material (a tough thermoplastic substance which is the coagulated latex of certain Malaysian trees) was mostly exhausted in the late Victorian period. This pair of gutta percha earrings survives in fantastic shape, though.
Gutta percha, base metal
2 5/8" length measured from the top of the ear wire, 7/8" at the widest point