Posted 8 years ago
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?