Victorian Era Cut Steel Earrings

Victorian era cut steel earrings, with tear drop tassels. Beautifully preserved with a bright gray sparkle. Circa 1840, English in Origin.


Cut steel was used as a remarkably effective substitution for rose cut diamonds. Its popularity endured well into the 19th century as the subdued color was considered appropriate for second stage mourning adornment.

French hook earrings wires. 1.5" in drop length.