A beautiful matched set of French jet glass set in solid 9ct gold. Precious jet glass jewelry in this caliber was made in France for English export. During a moment of prosperous trade between the countries, French artisans created many such sweets of French jet glass jewelry in a 9ct gold purity for export to England and the US. This gold purity was not acceptable for sale in France, as 19th century laws dictated that jewelry under 18ct could not be assayed and sold as gold. However, these beautiful sets were nonetheless voraciously collected abroad and domestically in their country of origin. This beautiful set is a very fine example featuring geometric crucifix earrings from which pendulous faceted jet teardrops extend, as well as a sensual pearl and jet cluster brooch. Perfect for the discerning collector of a big or small collection.
Materials and Features:
9ct gold, French jet glass, pearls
Circa 1880’s, French
Brooch 6.12 grams
Earrings 7.47 grams, about 3.73 grams each
Brooch 35mm x 28mm
Earrings 50mm x 15mm (including hooks), 42” not including hooks
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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9ct French Jet Glass Pearl Brooch and Earring Set