When the popularity of black mourning jewelry exploded in the mid 1800s, jewelers used all kinds of materials (black onyx, Whitby jet, French jet, vulcanite, enamel, etc) to create jewelry with the uniformly dark appearance that social custom dictated. These late Victorian torpedo earrings are made with onyx fitted in gold. Victorian styling, edgy and modern vibes.
14k gold (tests), onyx
2 1/2" 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.