Antique Vulcanite Earrings with Shell Cameos
Antique Vulcanite Earrings with Shell Cameos

Antique Vulcanite Earrings with Shell Cameos

Regular price $650.00 Sale

Antique shell cameo and vulcanite earrings. The very light material makes them ideal for wearing as earrings. 

Vulcanite was made by combining and heating sap of the Euphorbia or Ficus trees from Malaysia with sulphur. Invented in 1843 by Thomas Hancock, pieces made of vulcanite were almost always molded, not carved, and it was used mainly in making jewellery.

Size: 20mm wide by 65mm long plus earwires

Fittings are yellow gold fill