Gay Nineties Jewel
The gay nineties, late 1890s were so named because industry and manufacturing had risen, there were jobs and money being spent on perhaps somewhat frivolous, yet wonderful items, such as this centerpiece . This lovely faceted black glass center is prong set with a border of cut steel and then a stamped brass border. The beads are black Swarovski crystal pearls, with gold fill accent beads, clasp and extension chain. Sold as a set with matching beaded earrings.