Victorian Elegance Resurrected: Lucy Farnsworth's Earrings

During the Victorian era, which spanned from roughly 1837 to 1901, earrings were an essential fashion accessory for both men and women. Styles varied throughout the era, reflecting the changing tastes and trends of the time.

Drop earrings were very common during the Victorian era. They typically featured a main component (the stud or hook) from which a pendant or drop would hang. These drops could be relatively simple, like a single gemstone or pearl, or more elaborate with intricate metalwork and multiple gemstones.

In Victorian jewelry, earrings often featured dangling elements, which could resemble pendulums in their movement and design. These earrings typically had a central component from which one or more smaller elements would hang, creating a swinging motion akin to a pendulum.

Our pendulum style drop earrings are directly inspired by the antique earrings from Lucy Copeland Farnsworth's extensive jewelry collection. Lucy Farnsworth, an astute businesswoman, dressed in the high Victorian style of her day. After the death of her father, William, she led her family's businesses to prosper. At the time of her passing in 1935, she left her family fortune of over one million dollars in trust to create the Farnsworth Art Museum, in Rockland, Maine.


Our Victorian era inspired pendulum earrings
We will give a portion of the proceeds from the sale of these earrings directly to the Farnsworth Museum.


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