These earrings feature gold-filled links from a Victorian book chain necklace and a 10 mm antique hand-faceted amethyst glass button bead, made in Northern Bohemia circa 1910.
Details and Materials
- 1 ½” long
- gold-filled book chain necklace links
- faceted glass button
- 14K gold-filled ear wires with genuine garnets
The book chain components in these earrings date to the late 19th to early 20th century and were produced by the W. & S. Blackington Co. (formed in 1868).
The book chain necklace features links shaped like the bindings of books, and was a popular design during the Victorian era. This necklace style re-emerged throughout the 20th century during various Victorian revival periods, particularly during the late 1930's and 40's. It is a design that continues to evolve and inspire even in the 21st century.
The glass buttons were produced circa 1910 in Northern Bohemia, a region in the north of the Czech Republic that – since the 14th century – has been renowned for its beautiful jewelry and button manufacture. I purchased these beautiful amethyst buttons from a vendor in Prague.