Victorian Operculum Shell Earrings, Round Clip on Style Shell Earrings – Brown, Black & some greenish and orange tones, Cats Eye offered by TheJewelSeeker on 21VintageStreet. A incredible find! A rare late Victorian operculum cats eye genuine mid century pair of earrings.
About The operculum shells – They have sometimes been referred to as evil eyes and bear a cupped dark green center with a white and tawny brown exterior. The operculum are flaps that close off the shell of the living sea creature found in the Pacific Ocean. They were a popular material used in jewelry from the Victorian era and continued to be used into the early 1900s. Wonderful antique set! The operculum of a bony fish is the hard bony flap covering and protecting the gills. In most fish, the rear edge of the operculum roughly marks the division between the head and the body.
Color: amber brown, black, green, caramel brown, gold
Approximate Size: 3/4″ in diameter.
Condition: Excellent with a nice patina
Approximate Date: Early 1900’s
Hallmarks/signature: Screw back is marked Sterling
ALL the items in my shop are vintage or antique and has been previously worn. Items will show wear commensurate with their age and any major flaws will be noted. Many enlarged close, detailed photos are taken for you to view. Gemstones have been tested with the Presidium Gem Tester.
IMPORTANT INFO: Although I do my best, Photographing jewelry for size reference can be a little tricky, and often items look larger on screen. Colors can also vary depending on computers. So, please refer to the description of color and measurements for actual size. All items are described to the best of my knowledge. If you have any questions, please feel free to convo me You, the buyer, are the final judge after viewing the photos and reading the description.
Most items have been cleaned, but there may be some additional cleaning that will need to be done to meet the standards of the buyer.
I do recommend that if you purchase earrings, to disinfect the hardware with several wipes of alcohol (be careful to avoid the stones). NOTE: Clip on Earrings may need to be tightened or loosened, according to the size of ear lobes. You can obtain an “earring key” online at jewelry supply shops, or take it to your local jewelry store.
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Specification: Victorian Operculum Shell Earrings, Round Clip on Style Shell Earrings – Brown, Black & some greenish and orange tones, Cats Eye
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