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Antique Victorian vulcanite/Gutta Percha mourning jewelry; earrings and necklace

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Posted 1 year ago

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Agram.m
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Superb antique Victorian Vulcanite/Gutta Percha mourning jewelry earrings and necklace!
Gutta Percha is derived from tropical trees indigenous to Southeast Asia. The sap from the trees formed a latex which allowed the Victorians to create jewelry, furniture as well as dentistry. Blocks of gray, black and brown were used by the artists to create the pieces. All together very nice mourning jewelry in Victorian time and nowadays still quite modern in their form.
The necklace has different seizes oval links all connected forming a wonderful antique necklace. Dating to the Civil War era, the necklace is applicable in today's fashion just as it was back 150 years ago. The round earrings (very light in weight) perfectly matching the necklace and 3.5 cm (1.4”) total length. The two lockets, one with yet beads and the other with gold decoration I have show earlier on this site.
Could you help me to find a more precizer date of the earrings?

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  1. Carlomar Carlomar, 1 year ago
    I love it!!!
  2. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    Thanks for loving Carlomar.

  3. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    BELLIN68, AR8Jason and Newtimes thanks for loving.
  4. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    Thanks again for loving vetraio50
  5. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    Thanks again Carlomar.
  6. davyd286, 1 year ago
    I think the earrings are very close to the necklace in date but there is a chance they have been re-worked, the ear wires and the connectors may have been replaced.
  7. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    Thanks for your helpful comment davyd286. Indeed this could be the case but here I don't thanks the earrings have been reworked. On a close look the seem to be original.
  8. Hunter Hunter, 1 year ago
    This set is amazing - and it does have a contemporary Madonna / Gaultier vibe. Thanks as usual for posting Agram.m!

    Hunter
  9. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    Thanks Hunter for your nice comment and loving.
  10. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    AR8Jason, as always thanks for loving my jewels.
  11. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    PhilDavidAlexanderMorris thanks for loving

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