These darling 18ct Gold and Silver Georgian Paste cluster earrings are a testament to the fine craftsmanship of the Regency era.
They have a charming (and ever popular!) flower or daisy style, and elegant 18ct yellow Gold hooks that keep the drops firmly in place. The Silver closed back settings are typical of the time, as is the use of high carat Gold and Silver together.
The Paste or "Strass" gemstones have been made to such a fine quality that you can still see the hand-painted little black dots in the centre of each- simulating the natural characteristics of Diamonds. It's this attention to detail that is so fascinating in antique jewellery.
These Paste gemstones are, as well as being bright and well matched have a beautiful and unique quality to them too. Whilst the main colour of the foil-backed Paste is white on first glance, they take on a pretty apricot hued glow when turned from side to side. We've never seen any quite like it before but they are incredibly romantic!
Antique jewellery- especially authentic Georgian era earrings, don't come around very often, so these earrings are a great find for collectors and novices alike. Snap them up quickly before they disappear once more into a lucky lady's jewellery box!
ERA: Georgian (1714-1830)
MEASUREMENTS: The flower measures 12mm in diameter and 4mm deep.
Each paste gemstone measures approx. 4mm in diameter
MATERIALS: 18ct Gold, Silver, Paste
HALLMARKS: No hallmarks present,. Tested as 18ct Gold and Silver. (Lower than 900).
VERY GOOD / EXCELLENT: Circa 1800, these 18ct Gold and Silver Georgian Paste cluster earrings are in extremely fine condition, with only a little light wear commensurate with their great age. The heart and soul of the earrings, the gorgeous antique Pastes, are all original. They have a bright white colour and sparkle with a lot of fire and radiance. The rare apricot undertones are particularly rare and look beautiful for evening or occasion wear. The hooks and settings are secure and sty in place nicely when worn, so you can wear them from day to light with complete confidence.
The Paste gems are all well matched, although one is ever so slightly cloudy when compared to the rest when looking very closely. This is very subtle indeed but is worth mentioning for some of you Paste aficionados! (You know who you are!) With earrings as rare and beautiful as these we're pretty sure no-one will notice.
Please note the earrings have been professionally sterilized for your safety.
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INCLUDED WITH YOUR ORDER:
This item will arrive beautifully gift wrapped in a Lillicoco presentation box, tied up with a pink ribbon. You’ll also receive a handwritten information booklet and free polishing cloth too!
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