Here we have for you a pair of thoroughly charming Georgian paste earrings.
The gorgeous Georgian paste stones were foil set in their closed back pinched settings around 1800. These would have formed a part of a larger piece of jewellery, possibly buttons - the Georgians just loved their jewelled coat buttons as well as sparkly silver gem set shoe buckles !
The fine settings have domed backs that are hand fashioned in silver (tested as they are not hallmarked). We added the ear hook fittings, as original earr fittings would have looked in the year 1800, made in 9 karat gentle rose gold. The paste ( glass ) stones are champagne in colour and this hue is accented further by the gold colour foiling underneath. The foiling under gemstones was used in the Georgian era to add brilliance to the stones with silver or gold behind them. The pastes are beautifully cut, just like an old mine cut diamonds of the time - they really do look like a chunky, old cut diamonds ! They have a few light abrasions to the facets which you can see with a jewellers loupe but these are not easily noticeable. Those stones flash champagne and gold tones as they move with you, full of antique charm and character !
The pastes in their settings measure between 10.7-11 mm in diameter and the total length of the earrings with hook fittings is 16.85 mm. They weigh 2.6 grams together. One of the settings has a tiny, pin prick hole at the back and they both have a couple of tiny, shallow dents - nothing to worry about, just part of being 220 years old ! We would absolutely expect a couple of wrinkles at that age, wouldn't we ? :) Otherwise they are in very good antique condition.
We love ..... these sparkly Georgian treasures as we so adore their charm, character and subtle but abundant beauty.
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Antique Georgian Pinched Set Paste Silver Gold Earrings
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