• Victorian 14kt Gutta-Percha Architectural Style Dangle Earrings
  • Victorian 14kt Gutta-Percha Architectural Style Dangle Earrings
  • Victorian 14kt Gutta-Percha Architectural Style Dangle Earrings
  • Victorian 14kt Gutta-Percha Architectural Style Dangle Earrings
  • Victorian 14kt Gutta-Percha Architectural Style Dangle Earrings
  • Victorian 14kt Gutta-Percha Architectural Style Dangle Earrings
  • Victorian 14kt Gutta-Percha Architectural Style Dangle Earrings
  • Victorian 14kt Gutta-Percha Architectural Style Dangle Earrings

Victorian 14kt Gutta-Percha Architectural Style Dangle Earrings

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Gutta-percha is a genus of tropical trees native to the regions of Southeast Asia and northern Australasia. An inelastic natural latex material is produced from the sap of the trees which is also referred to as gutta-percha. The beneficial properties were discovered by Westerners in 1842, and the substance was initially used as an electrical insulator. A few years later gutta-percha became a popular material used to manufacture furniture and then mourning jewelry because it easily carved and very resilient.

A stunning pair of gutta-percha earrings from the Victorian (ca1880) era! These unique earring are comprised of hand-carved gutta-percha links with 14kt yellow gold connector loops and accents. Each earring dangles a trio of elongated pyramidal-shaped links from a gorgeous rectangular topper, creating a fabulous architectural appeal. Embellishing the base of each graduated link is row of yellow gold studs that also adorn the 3-dimensional cube that hangs at the top of the central link. The stunning topper is decorated with two matching gold accents on the front adorned with delicate milgrain work, adding a soft feminine touch. Similar embellishment is found on the gold loop at the center of the lines, which is attached to a simple earring wire at the top. The earringsdangle with lovely movement, and the contrast between the vibrant yellow gold and the dark matte gutta-percha is fabulous. Lightweight for comfortable wear, these marvelous earrings frame the face beautifully and would make a wonderful addition to any collection! 

Measurements: Each earring hangs approximately 2 1/2" long (including the wire at the top), is 3/4" wide, and about 1/4" thick.

Condition: The overall condition of the earrings is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gutta-percha or to the yellow gold accents. The earring wires are both secure and in good working condition.