Antique Victorian Agate Drop Earrings with 9k Gold Tops

From the Georgians to the Victorians and even into the Edwardian era, wearing black to mourn the death of a loved one was a common practice. The mourning period was long and went through stages, with a woman first wearing all black, then allowing a bit of white, then purple and other colors one at a time before it ended. Black dresses needed black jewels and nothing fit the bill quite as well as banded agate. Mostly black agate beads like these would have been a prized addition to any mourning wear wardrobe! 

Set with 9 karat tops and wires, these well matched agate drops measure 1 1/2 inches long and the beads are just over 1/2 inch in diameter. The weigh 7.9 grams together. Made in England around 1880. 

I used to be able to find great Victorian agate jewelry like this on every trip over to Europe, but these days it seems harder and harder to come by. I was delighted to come across these rare beauties! 

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