Antique Book Chain Earrings with Quartz Briolettes

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These one-of-a-kind earrings feature yellow and rose gold-filled links from a 19th century Victorian book chain necklace and emerald green or fuchsia colored quartz briolettes.  

Details and Materials

  • 1 1/2” long
  • gold-filled book chain necklace links
  • quartz briolettes
  • 14K gold-filled ear wires 

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 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.