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Gutta PerchaCross Pendant

$345

Gutta percha, a cousin of rubber, was a material extracted from the resin of tropical trees. When the popularity of black jewelry exploded in the later 1800s, jewelers used all kinds of materials to achieve the uniformly dark appearance that social custom dictated. During periods of mourning, jewelry or adornment not only had to be dark in color, but also matte. Gutta percha fit the bill. 

This product is final sale.

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  • Materials

    Gutta percha

  • Age

    c. 1870

  • Size

    2" tall (w hoop) 1" wide.

  • Condition

    Very good.

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please note:Terms of Sale

During the archive sale, shipping is FREE for purchases over $100 within the continental US. For US-bound purchases under $100, a flat $7 fee will be charged to cover packaging and shipping costs. International orders will be subject to our normal shipping fees, and may incur customs charges. Please refer to our FAQ's for more information on our international shipping policy.

For sale orders, we'll be shipping via USPS first class mail. Any orders valued over $1,000 will ship via UPS, insured and with signature required. Since these sales are always extremely popular, expect to wait up to 4 weeks for shipping and handling; for any orders involving sizing or stamping, expect to wait up to 4-6 weeks. We have one employee and expect many hundreds of orders. You'll receive an email when your order ships, which may take several weeks. Please be patient!

To keep things cheap for everyone, we will be using basic, minimal packaging for all archive sale orders. We are unable to provide gift wrapping or notes for any sale orders—sorry!

If you place multiple orders, email us with both your order numbers. We’ll refund you the second shipping fee and will combine all items into one package.

All sale items are FINAL SALE. No refunds or exchanges.

please note:Terms of Sale

Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.