Tag: 19th century jewelry

Antique Victorian Operculum Jewelry

operculum bracelet in original case

When I first encountered operculum jewelry, my reaction was ‘What the heck is that?’ It certainly didn’t resemble anything I’d ever seen before; for one thing, they looked almost eerily like “eyes” of some sort. But were they manmade or natural? They are indeed natural; in fact, they are part of a special type of…