Antique 1890's Victorian 15k Yellow Gold English Jet Black Mourning Earrings
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Antique 1890's Victorian 15k Yellow Gold English Jet Black Mourning Earrings:
Antique 1890's Victorian 15k Yellow Gold English Jet Black Mourning Earrings
3.2 Grams total weight
Size and Measurements:From the top to bottomtheearrings measure 3/4 of an inch long.
Details of Style & or Stones(s):
This is a very old set of Victorian era earrings. Stunning, elegant, beautiful and yet incrediblydivinethis set includes two hand cut pieces of Jet Black Mourning Glass.Mourningjewelry was very popular during the Late Georgian and Victorian Periods in jewelry, black was nthe color of choice obviously. Jet black was a very popular and beautiful stone used in mourning jewelry such as this. The gold work is just simply stunning, made in 15k Yellow gold, the English manufactured this karat of gold. Beautiful design work that includes Romanesque arch like patterns on the tops of the earrings as well as very ornate crown shaped bezel work around the stones. It's truly remarkable that this set of earrings have survived to this day as a set and in this condition. This set of earrings will truly provide the Victorian era look as well as a lovely timeless design. This beautiful set would of been made for a well off lady of the day and to be worn proudly. These are lovely, that being said you may never see another set like these again! Truly a heirloom quality set of earrings. Please don't miss your chance to own a piece of history!
Victorian jewelry is some of the rarest jewelry to find and some of the most sought after jewelry! You see, most people during the late 1800's could not afford to purchase precious metal jewelry such as this. That being the case it was almost always custom ordered by a rich and wealthy family and hand made. Because of the selective amounts made during this time, not much has survived the years of being broken, melted, and just simply lost with time. This is a true rarity!
Markings:The earrings are stamped 14k on the backs on the backings that attach to the earrings, these were added on. The earrings themselves are not stamped however have been tested and guaranteed to be 15k Yellow Gold. Please read below as how we test all of our items in a non-harmful way with our XRF-Spectrometer gun.
Summary:This is a beautiful and antique set of earrings! Victorian jewelry as i stated above is very rare to find with this quality of gold work! As i stated this type of jewelry was reserved for the rich and wealthy and few examples have stood the test of time of being melted, broken, and just lost with time. Please don't hesitate to offer on this truly one of a kind and once in a life time set of earrings. You will never see another set of earrings like this with this quality of gold work again! These earrings will truly be the staple of anybody's collection and be a wonderful eye catching piece!
XRF-Spectrometer Gun:All of our jewelry is guaranteed to be as stated above through an X-Ray Florescent-Spectrometer test that reads the alloys of the metal without damaging the piece like nasty acid and scratch tests. This tells us the purity of many precious metals and the alloy of an unknown metal or element. Rest assured that we are 100% positive that you are receiving the real deal!
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*Guaranteed to be the purity of what is listed above or we will issue a full refund.
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Returns:We offer 14 day money back with buyer pays return shipping. If there is a gross mistake made by us we will pay for the return shipping. We do not believe in making you pay for our mistakes. Items must be sent back to us in original condition and carefully packaged.We ask that if you decide to return the item that you include the Item number on a piece of paper for a quicker refund process.
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About Us:We are two young professionals "Alexis" & "Chris". We met in a photography class in college. We both go to college and sell New, Vintage, & Antique jewelry on as a full time job. We are not your typical college aged kids, we know the value of a dollar and what customer service truly means, we will always go out of our way to make our customers as happy as possible. We started out in the jewelry business knowing individuals who were in the smelting business. As we watched these smelters melting new, vintage, & antique 100+ year old jewelry for the metal value, we cringed!! We thought, there must be a way to save this special and once in a lifetime type of jewelry instead of melting these wonderful items.Well then the bright idea of selling these beautiful items smacked us in the face!We started buying small items such as rings, bracelets and necklaces from these smelters and selling these items to wonderful people who would appreciate them and cherish them for a lifetime!
After starting out small time, we started to go to Antique shops, estate sales, estate buy outs, smelters, sales, coin shows, or just about anywhere possible we could get our hands on these wonderful and beautiful jewelry items! We started to set up at trade shows and other events to sell to people, we love the interaction with people! To work more with our school schedule we eventually phased out the trade show atmosphere and started selling jewelry on ! I'm glad we did, you can get just as much interaction with people over the internet as you can face to face. We love all of our customers and love the quick messages anybody likes to send our way! After starting to sell jewelry on we started our business called Aumia Gold & Silver Jewelry And Collectibles LLC, "Aumia" Is Golden Lady in Latin. We try to offer a variety of jewelry from Rings, Necklaces, Pendants, Brooch's, Gold & Silver. We also offer Native American Jewelry, Art Deco Jewelry, Victorian Jewelry, Antique Chinese Jewelry and much much more! We try to post a mix of each variety every day Mon-Fri.
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