Antique Victorian Carved Whitby Jet Mourning Ball Mourning Earrings
Lovely antique Victorian earrings made from hand-carved Whitby jet, circa 1860s. Each round black earring has a Whitby jet round bead with a gilt metal hook at the top. These are authentic jet and not glass...light and easy to wear. While these pierced earrings were for mourning almost 150 years ago during the Civil War era, they are a beautiful accessory for today's wardrobe. The earrings are in good condition with minor wear for their age.
Materials: Whitby jet
Measurements: 7/8 inches long with the jet beads measuring 1/2 inch round
Weight: 3.9 grams together - very light on the ears
Date: Circa 1860s - Civil War era