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Welcome to the beauty, history and art that is vintage jewelry. We buy and sell vintage rhinestone, costume, designer, bakelite and antique Georgian & Victorian jewelry, purses and accessories.
To be alerted when new items are added, please e-mail jane@morninggloryantiques.com and we will be glad to add you to the contact list.
All jewelry is in excellent vintage condition unless specified otherwise.  All items are subject to prior sale.
We work constantly to offer extensive jewelry research, pictures and information in our references, " Jewel Chat " and " Morning Glory Collects ". 
We share our reference material free of charge and work hard to make it accurate, but as with any research, mistakes can be made. We are not responsible for the use you make of the information here or the honest mistakes that may occur from time to time.
We do not offer identification, valuation or appraisal services. 

TO PURCHASE: You are on a reference page of Morning Glory Antiques & Jewelry. These items were photographed from private collections, and are for reference only.
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Morning Glory Collects... 
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Victorian Earrings

 

      LADY wearing pendant fringed earrings, a slide chain and a coral lace pin on a crossed neck ribbon.

     LADY wearing carved jet pendant earrings and brooch with black lace collar.

    LADY wearing pendant pierced earrings and a cameo.   View 

 

 

VICTORIAN yellow gold enamel with black pierced earrings with 14k wires, 1-1/3" total 5/8" circle.   View   #V29730

   VICTORIAN carnelian, gold, turquoise snake earrings, total length 2". These came to me in an earring box marked "Herbert Dinsdale, 98 Stricklandgate, Kendal", but I do not know if this was the original box.   View    View   View   View   #V32109

VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold pierced earrings with round etched-designed bottoms, 7/8" total.   View   #V28337

 

    VICTORIAN portrait earrings set in gold, 1-1/4" pendant only, 1-7/8" total length. A similar piece can be seen on page 158 of Bell's "Collecting Victorian Jewelry".    View   View   #V29901

 VICTORIAN 9ct yellow gold, lava and coral pierced earrings in original box, circa 1860, 3" total length.   View   #V32406

  VICTORIAN 14k hollow yellow gold dangle earrings with Etruscan style wire work, circa 1870, with screw back fastenings (probably added in the 20s), 2-3/4".   View   View   #V27848    

 

VICTORIAN 18k large rose cut garnet earrings, 1-5/8". These are hollow and on the back only are small pin-point holes in three places.   View   #V34622

VICTORIAN 10k rose gold French earrings wedding rings motif  with seed pearls and ear wires that hook from back to front, 3/4".   View   #V34625

  VICTORIAN 15K gold enameled earrings with seed pearls and dangles, 2-1/2" total length, 1-7/8" earrings only, 3/4" wide.   View   View   #V34627

 

 

 

 

VICTORIAN 9 carat yellow gold mosaic earrings with dangles, 2-7/8". The mosaics are set into a 9 carat gold frame and then polished to give them a glass-smooth finish that is lovely and very high quality, circa 1900.   View   View   #V34735    

 

 

     VICTORIAN earrings, silver and bead and bezel set diamonds, 2" screw back, circa 1850. These earrings were originally pierced, and the  screw backs were probably added in the early 1900's.  View   View   #V23442

CLEAR paste dangle pierced earrings marked "sterling" silver, gold wires, 1-5/8".   View   View   #V29908

  SILVER clear rhinestone "paste" screw back earrings, findings circa 1920, 2-1/2".   View   #Y26224

 

  SILVER and paste (clear rhinestones) dangle pierced earrings, marked "800" in tiny letters on the back, 2-1/4".  View   View   #Q29844  VICTORIAN yellow gold enamel painted portrait pierced earrings, circa 1870, pendant portion 1-1/3". See Bell's "Collecting Victorian Jewelry" page 158.  View   View   #V27338     VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold, mabe pearl and ruby dangle earrings, 2".   #V26302

 

VICTORIAN A&L Ltd Victorian sterling silver 1-1/4" brooch and 7/8" earrings, hallmarked Birmingham 1887, bird and faux cut steel flowers central design with stars border, open covered back for hair or photo. See similar set on page 36 of Davidov & Dawes "Victorian Jewelry".    View   View   View   View   View   #V31205 VICTORIAN silver snake earrings in silver with banded agate cabochons and drops, 14k yellow gold wires, 2-5/8" total length.   View   View   #V31982  VICTORIAN silver pierced and etched Aesthetic design 1-1/4" by 7/8" brooch and 1/2" pierced earrings.  View   View   #V29648

 

 

VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold earrings, each a foil-backed closed collet set dark citrines suspending an acorn-shaped hair pendant on early hinged ear wire findings, 1-1/2". This pattern is shown in the reprint of "The Art of Hair Work, 1875" by Mark Campbell, page 121.  #V32067

VICTORIAN table worked hair in two tones with gold tone leaves and berries dangle pierced earrings, kidney wire findings, circa 1870, 1-1/4". These earrings are shown in the reprint of "The Art of Hair Work, 1875" by Mark Campbell, page 160.    View   View   #V31358

VICTORIAN hair double dangle earrings of table work and gold fittings, screw back fittings probably replaced the original pierced ones in the early 1920s, slight unraveling at tops of one earring, 2-1/4".   View   View   View    View   #V31360

 

      VICTORIAN hair set in etched and enameled gold pierced earrings with three pendants, kidney wire findings, 1-3/4" top to bottom. Earrings like these, circa 1870, can be seen on page 45 of Romero's Warman's Jewelry, Ed. 3. Similar earrings are on page 143 of Davidov & Dawes "Victorian Jewelry".   View   #V27335 

VICTORIAN hair large hoop earrings, gold filled fittings, 1-7/8" long and 1-5/8" wide. Bell's "Collector's Encyclopedia of Hairwork Jewelry" page 141. These earrings are shown in the reprint of "The Art of Hair Work, 1875" by Mark Campbell, page 160.  #V31386

       VICTORIAN brown hollow acorn braid woven hair acorn earrings, 1-1/8". Earrings like these, circa 1870, can be seen on page 45 of Romero's Warman's Jewelry, Ed. 3. This pattern is shown in the reprint of "The Art of Hair Work, 1875" by Mark Campbell, page 121.   View   #V27607

 

     VICTORIAN hair earrings with open weave table work and gold fittings.

 VICTORIAN lady wearing a locket pendant, buckle motif brooch and earrings. Carte de visite marked "G. Caldwell, Rembrandt Art Studio, Carrington Street, Nottingham". Closer View

 VICTORIAN faceted smoky quartz with 14k yellow gold tested fittings earrings,   #V29732     

 

    VICTORIAN jet with portrait on porcelain pierced earrings, circa 1870, 2". See Bell's "Collecting Victorian Jewelry" page 192.  View   View   View   #V27912

     VICTORIAN lady wearing jet portrait earrings and a black velvet ribbon with a pendant.   View

VICTORIAN Whitby jet earrings with banded agate centers, 1-3/4".   View    View  #V29292  

 

VICTORIAN jet carved earrings in reverse teardrop shape, for pierced ears, 1-7/8".   View   #V31331

VICTORIAN lady wearing a pair of jet earrings and a fern brooch. R. Riter & Co. Photographers, Bombay & Poona, India.  View   View   View

   VICTORIAN jet earrings carved in infinity knot with etched design, 1-1/2" jet portion only, for pierced ears .   View   View   View   #V31332

 

   VICTORIAN lady wearing parure of necklace, bracelet and earrings.   View   View VICTORIAN Whitby jet hand carved cameo brooch and earrings matched set in original box, brooch 1-7/8" by 1-1/2", earrings 2-1/8" by 7/8".   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   View   #V31827    VICTORIAN lady wearing elaborate necklace and earrings set.  View

 

VICTORIAN French jet (black glass) cameo earrings, 1-1/2" total length.   View   #V29214   VICTORIAN vulcanite earrings with faceted round centers and scalloped edges, 7/8".   View   #V29255 VICTORIAN vulcanite teardrop-shaped ornate earrings with scalloped edge, 1-7/8".   View   #V29232

 

VICTORIAN Whitby jet earrings beautifully carved, 7/8".   View   #V28872

   VICTORIAN lady wearing a jet cameo brooch, earrings and pendant. Carte de viste marked "L. Abell, Kendal Lane, Leeds".

 VICTORIAN Whitby jet earrings with dental edge and round bead center, 5/8".   View   #V28787 

 

VICTORIAN French jet (black glass) crepe textured earrings on 10k yellow gold wires, total 17/8".   View   #V31778

  LADY wearing jet earrings and brooch on a crocheted collar.  

VICTORIAN French jet (black glass) flower earrings on 10k yellow gold wires, flower 1/2".   View   #V31777

 

VICTORIAN vulcanite carved suspended teardrop shaped earrings, black portion 2".   View   #V32062

VICTORIAN earrings, French jet (black glass) faceted hoops on 14k yellow gold wires, 1-1/3".   #V32053

VICTORIAN earrings, Whitby jet drop earrings with ball tops, 2-1/2" total length.   #V32054

 

VICTORIAN earrings, black painted ball earrings on yellow gold wires, 5/8".  #V32055

VICTORIAN earrings, bog oak roses and leaves earrings on yellow gold filled wires, 1-1/8" bog oak portion only.   View   #V32057

VICTORIAN earrings, French jet (black glass) faceted drop earrings on gold filled wires, total length 1-7/8".  #V32058

 

VICTORIAN earrings, black log and floret drops earrings, unknown material, total length 2-1/8".   #V32059

VICTORIAN vulcanite fern-shaped articulated earrings with gold dots, French jet (black glass) tops on gold filled wires, 2-3/4".   View   #V32063

VICTORIAN earrings, black bell earrings with yellow gold filled clapper beads, total length 1".   #V32061

 

    VICTORIAN jet round carved drop earrings, 5/8" beads.   #V29116 

VICTORIAN bog oak hand carved abbey motif earrings, 1".   View   #V29207

VICTORIAN Whitby jet heart shaped beautifully carved flowers earrings, one cracked on back but wearable, 3/4" hearts.   View   View   #V29891  

 

VICTORIAN jet carved earrings, 3/4".   View   #V29892   VICTORIAN jet drop earrings, 1-1/3" jet segments size , 1-1/2" total size with wires.   #V29815 VICTORIAN jet carved small round earrings, 1/2".   View   #V29219

 

VICTORIAN 10 karat yellow gold European hallmarked earrings with small garnet cabochons, blue and aqua enamel, hallmarked on the wires but illegible, 1-5/8" total length.   View   View   #V34387

VICTORIAN pink shell cameo set in jet earrings circa 1860 with original shepherds hook wires, 2-1/3" total length from top of wire to bottom of earring.   #V33161

VICTORIAN gold tone earrings, unusually heavy and ornate, 2-3/4" long. They are heavy at almost a half ounce total weight, and they have a lovely leaf, scrolls and beaded motif.     View   #V34628

 

VICTORIAN faceted French jet (black glass) drop pierced earrings, one with a tiny chip at the bottom, 1-3/4".   #V28782  

VICTORIAN marble acorn shaped earrings on gold filled wires for pierced ears, 7/8".   #V32052

  VICTORIAN French jet (black glass) pierced earrings, 1/2".  View   #V26447      

 

LADY wearing an onyx and seed pearl earrings and brooch set and a cross pendant.   View

VICTORIAN lady wearing a black ribbon with slide and pendant and ornate earrings.

VICTORIAN carte de visite of a lady wearing brooch and earrings with foxtails and a long chain, 2-1/2" by 4". "Degretti & Zambra, Crystal Palace, Sudenham".  View   View   #Vkph10

 

VICTORIAN silver etched ivy with beaded edge pierced earrings, total length 7/8" by 3/4" wide.   View   #V32206 RODDIN 1888 Catalogue, earrings
Roman and bright finish, polished ornaments, engraved tops, onyx, gold wires and engraved real stone settings.
 BIRD Mexican Victorian 12k and turquoise bird-motif pierced earrings, 3/4" with dangle.  View   #V24822

 

       VICTORIAN yellow gold filled coral berries earrings with 10k wires, 5/8" oval .   View   #V27584

    VICTORIAN yellow gold filled artists palette earrings with red stone, 1" wide.   View   #V27588

     VICTORIAN pierced earrings, 14k fronts embossed with scrolls and tiny ball dangles, old but solid repair on gold filled back of one earring, 1-1/8". #V27369

 

VICTORIAN 14k and pearl pierced earrings, total length 7/8" and 1/3" wide.    View   #V34430 

EARRINGS 14 karat yellow gold dangle earrings with faceted unfoiled red paste stones and Baroque natural pearls, detailed leaves and coils in a filigree setting, 2-1/4".   View   #G63043

VICTORIAN coral drop earrings with seed pearls and an etched gold fitting on each, absolutely gorgeous screw back earrings in their original box, 1-5/8" total length. The box lid says, "G. Butterworth, watchmaker & Jeweller, Kirkgate, Shipley (England)", circa early 1900's.    View   View   #V35891

 

EARRING FINDINGS

 

 VICTORIAN 14k yellow gold and woven hair earrings with a HINGED EAR WIRE findings, circa early 1800s.  #V32067

HINGED EAR WIRE earrings for pierced ears, usually associated with European jewelry, circa 1880.

  KIDNEY WIRES on silver and malachite earrings, circa 1880.

 

 

 .    VICTORIAN hair earrings with KIDNEY WIRE findings for pierced ears, circa 1880.   View   #V27335

THREADED POST for a pierced earring circa 1880

 KIDNEY WIRES on jet earrings circa 1880.

 

 

    VICTORIAN SCREW BACK earrings, silver and diamond 2", circa 1850. The SCREW BACK was patented in about 1894, so these earrings originally had a different style back.  View   View   #V23442 

The SCREW BACK shown here was patented in about 1894. These earrings originally had a different style back, probably a kidney wire as you can see the wire end at the top back.

   POST & CLUTCH circa 1920-present.

 

REFERENCES:

Earrings: From Antiquity to the Present by Mascetti and Triossi


Hairstyles of the Victorian Era
 

 
 

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PLEASE NOTE: Regretfully, it is no longer possible to respond to individual questions regarding jewelry history, identification or value, or to offer written or verbal appraisals or opinions. The demand for this kind of information is absolutely too overwhelming for one dealer to fill. 
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