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Black jewellery was fashionable during Victorian era across all levels of society, suitable either for ladies who adopted Mourning or for those who wore black in accordance with the taste of the day.
Proud to present an alegant pair of rare Victorian drop earring with banded onyx .
Here three onyx elements, cut and polished by a Victorian expert lapidary, employs the white lines to produce a design of horizontal and vertical stripes, perfectly matched.
Each earring culminates with a banded onyx drop, dangling at every movement of the head.
Each earring measures 53 mm long from the top of the shepherd hook to the base of the long teardrop.
Artfully connected by silver gilt wire, including shepherd hooks, tested.
Very good overall condition commensurate to use and age.
silver gilt, tested
2 drilled natural banded onyx beads measuring approx 7.8 mm in diameter;2 drilled natural banded onyx cylindric beads 13.8 mm long;2 natural banded onyx drops measuring 12.2 mm x 23.3 mm (wxh);
earrings are 41 mm long; 53 mm lnong including wire
very good overall condition