These earrings feature gold-filled links from a 19th century Victorian book chain necklace and an antique hand-faceted emerald green glass button bead, made in Northern Bohemia circa 1910.
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 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 buttons from a vendor in Prague.