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Victorian Earrings



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Victorian to Deco Earrings




LADY
wearing pendant fringed earrings, a slide chain and a coral lace pin on
a crossed neck ribbon.

LADY wearing
carved jet pendant earrings and brooch with black lace collar.

LADY wearing
pendant pierced earrings and a cameo.
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VICTORIAN yellow gold
enamel with black pierced earrings with 14k wires, 1-1/3" total 5/8" circle.
View #V29730

VICTORIAN 14k
yellow gold diamond hand-shaped earrings with a bow running through each
hand. Absolutely charming! The diamonds are old European cut, one .0492
estimated weight and the other 0.445.
View #V39736

VICTORIAN 14k yellow
gold pierced earrings with round etched-designed bottoms, 7/8" total.
View #V28337




VICTORIAN portrait earrings set in gold, 1-1/4" pendant only, 1-7/8"
total length. A similar piece can be seen on page 158 of Bell’s "Collecting
Victorian Jewelry". View
View #V29901

VICTORIAN 9ct yellow gold, lava and coral pierced
earrings in original box, circa 1860, 3" total length.
View
#V32406

VICTORIAN 14k
hollow yellow gold dangle earrings with Etruscan style wire work, circa
1870, with screw back fastenings (probably added in the 20s), 2-3/4".
View
View #V27848




VICTORIAN 18k large rose
cut garnet earrings, 1-5/8". These are hollow and on the back only are small
pin-point holes in three places.
View
#V34622

VICTORIAN 10k rose gold
French earrings wedding rings motif with seed pearls and ear
wires that hook from back to front, 3/4".
View
#V34625

VICTORIAN 15K gold
enameled earrings with seed pearls and dangles, 2-1/2" total length, 1-7/8"
earrings only, 3/4" wide. View
View #V34627




VICTORIAN
Aesthetic 10k Taille d’epergne black enameled earrings for pierced
ears. The earring including the loop at the top is 1-1/8" long by 5/8" wide. As
you can see in the photograph, a bit of the black enameling is missing,
difficult to see unless you look very closely.

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#V38234

VICTORIAN 9 carat yellow
gold mosaic earrings with dangles, 2-7/8". The mosaics are set into a 9
carat gold frame and then polished to give them a glass-smooth finish
that is lovely and very high quality, circa 1900.
View
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#V34735

VICTORIAN faux cut steel earrings with a
star motif, total length 1" and the round portion 3/4".
View
#V38285




VICTORIAN earrings, silver and
bead and bezel set diamonds, 2" screw back, circa 1850. These
earrings were originally pierced, and the screw backs were probably
added in the early 1900’s.
View
View #V23442

CLEAR paste
dangle pierced earrings marked "sterling" silver, gold wires, 1-5/8".
View
View #V29908

SILVER
clear rhinestone "paste" screw back earrings, findings circa 1920, 2-1/2".
View #Y26224




SILVER and paste (clear
rhinestones) dangle pierced earrings, marked "800" in tiny letters on the
back, 2-1/4".
View
View #Q29844

VICTORIAN yellow
gold enamel painted portrait pierced earrings, circa 1870, pendant portion 1-1/3".
See Bell’s "Collecting Victorian Jewelry" page 158.
View
View #V27338

VICTORIAN
14k yellow gold, mabe pearl and ruby dangle earrings, 2".
#V26302




VICTORIAN A&L Ltd Victorian sterling silver 1-1/4" brooch and 7/8" earrings,
hallmarked Birmingham 1887, bird and faux cut steel flowers central design
with stars border, open covered back for hair or photo. See similar set on
page 36 of Davidov & Dawes "Victorian Jewelry".
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#V31205
VICTORIAN silver snake earrings in silver with banded agate
cabochons and drops, 14k yellow gold wires,
2-5/8" total length.
View
View #V31982
VICTORIAN silver pierced and etched Aesthetic design 1-1/4" by 7/8"
brooch and 1/2" pierced earrings.
View
View #V29648




VICTORIAN 10 karat yellow
gold European hallmarked earrings with small garnet cabochons, blue and aqua enamel, hallmarked
on the wires but illegible, 1-5/8" total
length. View
View #V34387

VICTORIAN pink shell
cameo set in jet earrings circa 1860 with original shepherds hook wires, 2-1/3" total length from top of wire to bottom of
earring. #V33161

VICTORIAN gold tone
earrings, unusually heavy and ornate, 2-3/4" long. They are heavy
at almost a half ounce total weight, and they have a lovely leaf,
scrolls and beaded motif.
View
#V34628



VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold earrings, each a foil-backed closed collet
set dark
citrines suspending an acorn-shaped hair pendant on early hinged ear wire
findings, 1-1/2". This pattern is shown in the reprint of "The Art of Hair
Work, 1875" by Mark Campbell, page 121. #V32067

VICTORIAN table worked hair
in two tones with gold tone leaves and berries
dangle pierced earrings, kidney wire findings, circa 1870, 1-1/4".
These earrings are shown in the reprint of "The Art of Hair Work, 1875" by
Mark Campbell, page 160. View
View #V31358

VICTORIAN hair double
dangle earrings of table work and gold fittings, screw back fittings
probably replaced the original pierced ones in the early 1920s, slight unraveling at tops of one earring,
2-1/4". View
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View #V31360




VICTORIAN hair
set in etched and enameled gold pierced earrings with three pendants, kidney
wire findings, 1-3/4"
top to bottom. Earrings like these, circa 1870, can be seen on page 45
of Romero’s Warman’s Jewelry, Ed. 3. Similar earrings are on page 143
of Davidov & Dawes "Victorian Jewelry".
View
#V27335

VICTORIAN hair large
hoop earrings, gold filled fittings, 1-7/8" long and 1-5/8" wide. Bell’s
"Collector’s Encyclopedia of Hairwork Jewelry" page 141. These
earrings are shown in the reprint of "The Art of Hair Work, 1875" by Mark
Campbell, page 160. #V31386

VICTORIAN
brown hollow acorn braid woven hair acorn earrings, 1-1/8". Earrings like
these, circa 1870, can be seen on page 45 of Romero’s Warman’s Jewelry,
Ed. 3
. This pattern is shown in the reprint of "The Art of Hair
Work, 1875" by Mark Campbell, page 121. View
#V27607




VICTORIAN
hair earrings with open weave table work and gold fittings.

VICTORIAN lady
wearing a locket pendant, buckle motif brooch and earrings. Carte de visite
marked "G. Caldwell, Rembrandt Art Studio, Carrington Street, Nottingham". Closer
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VICTORIAN faceted smoky
quartz with
14k yellow gold
tested fittings earrings, #V29732




VICTORIAN
jet with portrait on porcelain pierced earrings, circa 1870, 2". See
Bell’s "Collecting Victorian Jewelry" page 192.
View
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View #V27912

VICTORIAN lady
wearing jet portrait earrings and a black velvet ribbon with a pendant.
View

VICTORIAN Whitby jet earrings
with banded agate centers, 1-3/4".
View
View #V29292




VICTORIAN jet carved
earrings in reverse teardrop shape, for pierced ears, 1-7/8".
View #V31331

VICTORIAN lady wearing a pair
of jet earrings and a fern brooch. R. Riter & Co. Photographers, Bombay
& Poona, India.
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VICTORIAN jet
earrings carved in infinity knot with etched design, 1-1/2" jet portion
only, for pierced ears . View
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View #V31332





VICTORIAN
lady wearing parure of necklace, bracelet and earrings.
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VICTORIAN Whitby jet hand
carved cameo brooch and earrings matched set in original box, brooch 1-7/8" by
1-1/2", earrings 2-1/8" by 7/8".
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View #V31827

VICTORIAN lady wearing
elaborate necklace and earrings set.
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VICTORIAN French jet (black
glass) cameo earrings, 1-1/2" total length.
View #V29214
VICTORIAN vulcanite
earrings with faceted round centers and scalloped edges, 7/8".
View #V29255
VICTORIAN vulcanite
teardrop-shaped ornate earrings with scalloped edge, 1-7/8".
View #V29232




VICTORIAN Whitby jet earrings
beautifully carved, 7/8".
View #V28872

VICTORIAN lady
wearing a jet cameo brooch,
earrings and pendant. Carte de viste marked "L. Abell, Kendal Lane, Leeds".

VICTORIAN Whitby jet earrings with dental edge and round bead center,
5/8". View #V28787




VICTORIAN French jet (black
glass) crepe textured earrings on 10k yellow gold wires, total 17/8".
View #V31778

LADY wearing jet
earrings and brooch on a crocheted collar.

VICTORIAN French jet
(black glass) flower earrings on 10k yellow gold wires, flower 1/2".
View
#V31777




VICTORIAN vulcanite carved
suspended teardrop shaped earrings, black portion
2". View #V32062

VICTORIAN earrings, French jet
(black glass) faceted hoops on 14k yellow gold wires,
1-1/3". #V32053

VICTORIAN earrings, Whitby jet drop earrings with ball tops, 2-1/2"
total length. #V32054




VICTORIAN earrings, black painted ball earrings on yellow gold wires, 5/8". #V32055

VICTORIAN earrings, bog oak roses and leaves earrings on yellow gold
filled wires, 1-1/8" bog oak portion only.
View #V32057

VICTORIAN earrings, French jet (black glass) faceted drop earrings on gold
filled wires, total length 1-7/8". #V32058




VICTORIAN earrings, black log and floret drops earrings, unknown material,
total length 2-1/8". #V32059

VICTORIAN vulcanite fern-shaped
articulated earrings with gold dots, French jet
(black glass) tops on gold filled wires, 2-3/4".
View #V32063

VICTORIAN earrings, black bell earrings with yellow gold filled clapper
beads, total length 1". #V32061




VICTORIAN jet
round carved drop earrings, 5/8" beads.
#V29116

VICTORIAN bog oak hand carved
abbey motif earrings, 1".
View
#V29207

VICTORIAN Whitby jet heart shaped beautifully carved flowers earrings, one
cracked on back but wearable, 3/4" hearts.
View
View #V29891




VICTORIAN jet carved earrings, 3/4".
View #V29892

VICTORIAN jet drop earrings,
1-1/3" jet segments size , 1-1/2" total size with wires. #V29815

VICTORIAN jet carved
small round earrings, 1/2".
View #V29219




VICTORIAN
faceted French jet (black glass) drop pierced
earrings, one with a tiny chip at the bottom, 1-3/4". #V28782

VICTORIAN marble acorn
shaped earrings on gold filled wires for pierced ears, 7/8".
#V32052

VICTORIAN French jet (black
glass) pierced earrings, 1/2".
View #V26447




LADY wearing an onyx and seed
pearl earrings and brooch set and a cross pendant.
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VICTORIAN lady wearing a black
ribbon with slide and pendant and ornate earrings.

VICTORIAN carte de visite of a lady wearing brooch and earrings with
foxtails and a long chain, 2-1/2" by 4". "Degretti & Zambra, Crystal Palace,
Sudenham". View
View #Vkph10




VICTORIAN silver etched ivy with beaded edge pierced earrings, total length
7/8" by 3/4" wide. View #V32206
RODDIN 1888 Catalogue, earrings
Roman and bright finish, polished ornaments, engraved tops, onyx, gold wires
and engraved real stone settings.
BIRD Mexican
Victorian 12k and turquoise bird-motif pierced earrings, 3/4" with dangle.
View #V24822




VICTORIAN yellow gold
filled coral berries earrings with 10k wires, 5/8" oval . View
#V27584

VICTORIAN yellow gold filled artists palette earrings with
red stone, 1" wide.
View #V27588

VICTORIAN
pierced earrings, 14k fronts embossed with scrolls and tiny ball dangles,
old but solid repair on gold filled back of one earring, 1-1/8". #V27369




VICTORIAN 14k and pearl
pierced earrings, total length 7/8" and 1/3" wide.
View
#V34430

EARRINGS 14 karat yellow gold
dangle earrings with faceted unfoiled red paste stones and Baroque natural pearls,
detailed leaves and coils in a filigree setting, 2-1/4". View
#G63043

VICTORIAN coral drop
earrings with seed pearls and an etched gold fitting on each, absolutely
gorgeous screw back earrings in their original box, 1-5/8" total length.
The box lid says, "G. Butterworth, watchmaker & Jeweller, Kirkgate,
Shipley (England)", circa early 1900’s.
View
View #V35891

EARRING FINDINGS






VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold
and woven hair earrings with a HINGED EAR WIRE findings, circa early 1800s. #V32067

HINGED EAR WIRE
earrings for pierced ears, usually associated with European jewelry, circa
1880.

KIDNEY WIRES
on silver and malachite earrings, circa 1880.






. VICTORIAN hair
earrings with KIDNEY WIRE findings for
pierced ears, circa 1880.
View #V27335

THREADED POST for a pierced earring circa
1880

KIDNEY WIRES
on jet earrings circa 1880.





VICTORIAN
SCREW BACK earrings, silver and diamond 2", circa 1850. The
SCREW BACK was patented in about 1894,
so these earrings originally had a different style back.
View
View #V23442

The SCREW BACK shown
here was patented in about 1894. These earrings originally had a
different style back, probably a kidney wire as you can see the wire end at
the top back.

POST & CLUTCH circa
1920-present.

REFERENCES:


Earrings: From Antiquity to the Present
by Mascetti and
Triossi


Hairstyles of the Victorian Era