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Rare Georgian Queen Anne Coque De Perle Earrings

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SKU: 8113

Description:

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These rare Georgian Queen Anne Coque de Perle earrings are magnificent! The Pearls have a wonderful luminescence and act as the centrepiece of the earrings. Surrounding them are beautifully inlaid Pyrite stones, so these really are quite magical earrings, which hang beautifully from the ear!

These Georgian earrings have stood the test of time, and are in as beautiful condition as they were almost 250 years ago! Not to mention, there is also a matching brooch available on our website, so why not treat yourself to the full set!

Item Details: 

ERA: Georgian (1740-1780).

MEASUREMENTS: The earrings measure 35mm from the top to bottom, including the hook.
Oval drop section consisting of the Coque de Perle & Pyrite halo is 18.5mm x 14.5mm.

Weight: 5.2g combined. 

MATERIALS: Sterling Silver,  Coque De Perle (Pearl shell), faceted Pyrite.

HALLMARKS: Tested as Sterling Silver.

Condition:

VERY GOOD. These rare Georgian Queen Anne Coque de Perle earrings are in incredible condition for their age, bearing in mind they were crafted by hand around 1740-1760! The Coque de Perle pieces are in very good condition. They still have a good shine and lustre and all the Pyrite were faceted by hand and are all original and intact. The tops are Sterling Silver, what we think is a later addition,  meaning they are in very good wearable condition and will be a rare and coveted highlight in any Georgian jewellery collectors box! To keep these beautiful and historic earrings kept safe, take care not to keep away from make-up, lotions, perfume and hairspray as the acids will eat into the delicate organic Pearl. These earrings are best kept for occasional wear and should be treated delicately.