Judy Jay's

Time Dances By

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Phone: 210-690-8454

Fax: 210-699-4492


Cameos: CA106

 

LAVA LADIES ( Victorian Jewelry Gray Lava Earrings ): It is not often that I come across Antique Lava Earrings in such fine condition. These gray lava ladies are perfect for women who are looking for light weight, easy to wear pierced earrings. (c. 1880) Lava Cameos carved from the volcanic Mount Vesuvius were popular souvenirs from about 1840, commemorating the excavation at Pompeii. These lovely bezel set Cameo earrings are teardrop shaped drops set with four mirror image goddess or maiden profiles. The floral motif at the top of the drop appears to be opium poppies. You can tell that these drops were hand carved because of the slight differences in the images. The pierced post tops are marked “14KT” & “Italy”. The posts are newer additions; the original findings would have been wires. These lava earrings – portable tourist souvenirs – are perfect with the current craze for gray, but will match any color and add an affordable look of elegance to any day or night wardrobe. Lovely Lava Ladies!

Condition: Excellent. Lava is soft so handle with a bit of care.
Size: From top of circular setting 1 1/2" long, 1/2" at widest point, 3/8” deep. Free swinging drop is 1 1/8” long.

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