The detail in these earrings is just incredible, and is a testament to the quality of jewellery that could be made over 150 years ago, and still look as beautiful today as when they were made.
Dating from the mid-Victorian era of the 1870's, these earrings were made in 15 carat gold which has achieved such a wonderful patina that compliments both the design and the stones set into them.
The earrings are set with paste which was common in the Georgian and Victorian era's, and is a form of facetted coloured glass that was used in place of a natural gemstone, and this form of jewellery is becoming increasingly difficult to find as the years go by.
Each earring measures an elegant 11.65mm wide at their widest point, by 45mm in length, making them certain to be admired no matter where or when you choose to wear them. With such a regal look to them, these will be the perfect pair of earrings for that little black dress for that special occasion.
Antique paste earrings dating from the 1870's. With such a regal look to them, these will be the perfect pair of earrings for that little black dress for that special occasion.
What is paste in jewellery?
Paste is a form of glass that was used to imitate a natural gemstone. Often in Georgian jewellery, the stones were also foil-backed to add to the brilliance and colour of the stones.
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