Album Block Quilt Jewelry - enameled sterling silver
The Sterling Silver Album Quilt Block jewelry measures 1/2" square with yellow and black enamel.
These silver quilt earrings come with secure, comfortable sterling silver lever backs (see photo) or sterling silver french wires which are more economical but equally nice. An 18" sterling silver chain is included with the necklace.
In early America, the very real possibility existed that those who migrated West might never return to see friends and family again. Album Block quilts were frequently given when one of the group or family moved away or married. Blocks were contributed by those close to the recipient investing them with very emotional, personal feelings. Each block was embroidered with a name, and thus served as a visual reminder of past associations.