Absolutely gorgeous antique Victorian pinchbeck pendant earrings with hand chased pattern hat resembles wings. They are hollow and light weight, incredibly well made.
Earrings measure 2 1/2" long overall. They are almost 11/16" at the widest point. Each is 2mm thick with a drop 1/8" in diameter at the widest point.
Unmarked, estimated to date from the 1870's. It is in very good condition. One wire was re-soldered a very long time ago.
Pinchbeck is an alloy of Brass, Copper and Zinc invented by Christopher Pinchbeck in the 18th Century. It allowed for beautiful jewelry to be made with a more affordable price point. These pieces are highly sought after today.
This information is intended to help you understand our sizing methods.
Please note many small measurements are in millimeters. It is a Jewelry Industry standard for accuracy.
You can download and print the Ring Sizing Chart. Make sure to follow the directions closely for best accuracy. Most rings can be sized unless otherwise noted. Cost of sizing is not included, please inquire with ring information and size required for an estimate.
Our model's hand is approximately 5" wide or 12 cm as seen in this image:
We measure bracelets based on their wearable length, not the actual length. We do this because chunky bracelets will have a smaller wearable length than the actual length as the thickness of the bracelet reduces the internal measurement. If at any time you would like the actual length and is not in the description, please feel free to contact us.