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Victorian Jewelry: VJ199

DAINTY RAJ MEMENTOS ( Victorian Jewelry Raj Cat Claw Earrings ): The period of England's rule in India, from 1858 until 1947, has become known as the British Raj. All manner of jewelry was produced in India and marketed to the British. Exotic and intriguing, this pair of Victorian Cat Claw Earrings is inset into 9KT gold. (c. 1870-90) The top of each claw is encased in a scalloped jacket that covers the inside curve of the claw and each tip with an orb of gold. Sometime in their history they have been made into pierced ear posts with rectangular stud ear backs. Collectors have made these Antique Indian mounted claws all the rage in Fashion again. High end costume jewelry designers, like Kenneth Jay Lane, have recreated the look of these delicate earrings for today’s market. Authentic Claw Earrings are much rarer than the claw pins and these dainty mementos are made as mirror images for you to enjoy. Exotic and intriguing, cat claw jewelry lets the imagination wander into the mysterious land of India. (These earrings are a perfect match for VJ198 – “Quite a Catch” Tiger Claw Brooch.)

Condition: Excellent.
Size: 1” high, 1 1/2" wide, 1/4" deep. (Small)

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