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Antique Book Chain and Malachite Earrings

$115.00

Antique Book Chain and Malachite Earrings

$115.00

Description

These one-of-a-kind earrings feature gold-filled links from a Victorian-era book chain necklace and a copper/malachite pearl-shaped briolette.  

Malachite is considered by some to be a healing stone and to also provide protection during travels.  

Details and Materials

  • 1 3/4” long
  • gold-filled book chain links
  • 14K gold-filled ear wires 
  • 10 mm copper malachite heart briolettes 

Origin Story

The book chain necklace design features links shaped like the bindings of books, and was a popular style during the Victorian era.  This necklace style, also known as a venetianchain, 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.