Opalescent pink mother of pearl are encased in a textured compass-like design made of brass on these beautiful wire hook earrings.
Brass, pink mother of pearl and marcasite
Use jewelry polish.
Colonial Williamsburg's DeWitt Wallace Collections and Conservation Building contains a small sampling of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century jewelry. The pieces are valued more for their beauty, or their historical associations, than their monetary worth. Precious and semiprecious stones - diamonds, rubies, emeralds, topaz, and garnets - were as highly prized in the colonial period as they are today, as were gold and silver.