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Beautiful steampunk earrings clockwork style featuring a matched pair of vintage Wittnauer watch movement with exposed gears, real ruby jewel bearings mounted on beautiful antiqued silver teardrop setting. These earrings are accented with gold & silver crystal beads that sparkle beautifully and accent the contrasting metals of the watch movements beautifully.

ABOUT THE DESIGN:
The Victorian era was a bridge between old traditions and new technologies. At the 1851 Great Exhibition in London, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert received the first mechanical keyless wind watches, making pocket watches and watch fobs popular for both men and women until the mid 20th century. While pocket watches had been worn for more than a century, wrist watches were introduced around 1900, called "wristlets" were introduced, in part because of the development of a more affordable jewel bearings production process, which made smaller, more accurate watches possible. Assumed to be a passing fad, wrist watches caught on and were most popular in the 1920s and 1930s, which is why most of the watches I work with are Art Deco from this period. An emblem of a past era of craftsmanship, these mechanical watches have real or synthetic jewel bearings, originally made with ruby, garnet, diamond, and sapphire. Many watches have the name of the watch maker, intricate tooling or design work, seen only when the watch was repaired, cleaned, and maintained. Celebrate analog!

MEASUREMENTS & MATERIALS:
The earring drop length is about 1.25" and the total earring length including hook is just over 2" The back of each pair is filled with a translucent layer so the inner workings of the mechanism are visible. See photos for details.

All items come in a gift box.

Compass Rose Design revives historic heirlooms into wearable art. Everything in our shop is handmade in our studio just north of San Francisco, California.

SEE MORE:
See the entire Compass Rose Design Jewelry Collection:
http://www.compassrosedesign.etsy.com

Steampunk Necklaces:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CompassRoseDesign?section_id=7008013

Steampunk Earrings
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CompassRoseDesign?section_id=7015168

Steampunk Rings:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CompassRoseDesign?section_id=7390208

Victorian Style Necklaces:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CompassRoseDesign?section_id=6883252

Victorian Style Earrings:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CompassRoseDesign?section_id=6883254

Antique Button Rings:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CompassRoseDesign?section_id=6883257

Bracelets, Pins, Watches:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CompassRoseDesign?section_id=7758576

ORDERING WITH COMPASS ROSE DESIGN:
As artists of handcrafted goods, we stand by our work – but we go a step further with our no-hassle exchange/return policy. Please read our shop policies for all the details if you have questions BEFORE purchase. Contact us with any questions or if you’d like priority shipping or insurance, as these are not included with regular shipping prices. Remember there is sometimes natural variation in hues or loving wear that accompanies the genuine antique items we work with. Thank you for supporting handmade!

ABOUT COMPASS ROSE DESIGN:
Compass Rose Design Jewelry is a tiny, woman-owned family business based just north of San Francisco, California. Founder, Creek Van Houten, is a 3rd generation maker of recycled jewelry and art.

All designs, text, & photos copyright © Compass Rose Design Jewelry.
http://www.compassrosedesign.etsy.com
Consignment and Wholesale available - just ask!
Convo me with any questions :)SHIPPING & RETURNS: We typically ship our items 1-4 days from the date of purchase. Occasionally custom orders take longer. Tracking information is available for US shipments only. International orders typically take 10-15 business days and do NOT come with tracking information. A note to international buyers: The recipient of the merchandise will be required to pay the duty or VAT upon delivery. Due to import duty valuation adjustments and currency valuations, we are unable to provide an estimate for duty or VAT. Read our full policies for our no-hassle return policy. Thank you!
Creek Van Houten
Johnny Van Houten

Steampunk Earrings Watch Wittnauer Movement 17 Jewel Bearings Clockwork on Silver Art Deco Teardrop with Gold Crystal

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: steampunk earrings, vintage watch movement, antique gears, wire, czech glass crystal, metal, ruby, silver, leverback, solid sterling, leverback hooks, filigree, teardrop setting
  • Feedback: 749 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from California, United States
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