Antique Book Chain Earrings with Golden Leaf Design

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These one-of-a-kind earrings feature gold-filled links from a 19th century Victorian book chain necklace and a thick, 12 mm gold-filled jump ring.   

Details and Materials

  • 1 1/4” long
  • gold-filled book chain necklace links
  • 14K gold-filled jump rings
  • 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.