These stunning antique dangle earrings were handcrafted in the Georgian period, around 1800, most likely in England.
They are articulated, and consist of four sections joined together by 9 carat gold ( tested ) jumpings. The main components are fashioned in silver, as was the technique of the times. The lovely, chunky hand cut diamonds are set in closed back settings and are foiled at the back. This reflects the light off the facets of the diamonds and provides the very specific Gorgianesque sparkle, the blend of the gentle grey with the lively, distinguished play of light. The foiling technique was replaced in the Victorian times by open back settings, which provided the light from behind the stones for the same purpose. The drops at the bottom are wonderful clusters with the diamonds secured in pinched settings.
Those fabulous earrings have a brilliantly wearable length of 1.57 inches and are light and comfortable on the ears weighing just 3.9 gams, 1.95 grams each. The clusters at the bottom are 0.39 inches in diameter. The 9 carat gold hook fittings are a recent replacement. The earrings have been carefully restored back to how the original ones would have been when these earrings were first created. When we got them they were fitted with the 1920's screw fittings, fashion at the time. Antique jewellery often was adapted to the needs of the current owners through the years and we are glad we were able to bring them back to their original state. The main parts of the earrings have stayed untouched and so they are original.
We love.......the Georgian splendour of these fabulous earrings and how fabulous they make you feel when you wear them.........try the candlelight :)
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