These stunning Cut Steel earrings are a gorgeous example of the skill and craftsmanship that went into the jewellery of the Victorian era.
The 9ct Gold hooks give these earrings an extra touch of class, and the pretty star patterns in the Steel twinkle like the night sky. These are perfect earrings for evening wear, and would look fabulous paired with a slinky black dress.
Did you know that Cut Steel was prominently used in the Georgian era and was favoured for its high shine and industrial beauty? This pair was made in the early Victorian era (often called the Romantic period), and they remain as beautiful today as they would have been all of those years ago.
ERA: Early Victorian (c.1837-1850)
MEASUREMENTS: Each cluster measures 27mm in diameter, and hangs 42mm in total length.
Weight: 7.74g (pair)
MATERIALS: Cut Steel, 9ct Gold hooks
HALLMARKS: None present. Tested as 9ct Gold wires.
VERY GOOD: We're delighted to say that these earrings are in amazing condition! Cut Steel jewellery is often found with bad patches or rust or dark oxidisation, but these earrings are very good indeed- especially when we consider they are likely over 200 years old! They have been preserved exceptionally well over the years, and as a result these are truly a collector-quality item.