My Fabulous laser jeweler did it! When I found this Georgian girandole set it was in a sad affair.. The top portion was missing and all three dangles had deep dents. As a test of his ability on the machine we collectively tried something very risky.. He is so good at what he does with repair work of poor solder work and the dangles were in such disrepair that I told him to just do the best you can with no pressure in terms of when he might finish the job. 4 months later the end result is a pair of Georgian earrings and a matching pendant! I am over the moon with gratitude with how well he did! He was able to very slowly melt high content silver into the deep dents on the back and drip silver droplet by droplet and then he polished... He continued slowly but surely.. One of his biggest concerns was that he did not know how deep the silver behind was. He was very worried he would go through the mount on the back of one of the pieces... The first 2 went perfectly! When he started the last dangle he had gotten about 90% of the dent out by filling with silver and then... Well, the laser machine got a bit close and it created a pin point size hole.. He was so worried and thought he had let me down... NO WAY! He saved this beautiful set and it is 99% Better and almost as good as new! Thank you Steve, you honestly are the best laser jeweler on the planet!
Girandoles... Every woman wanted one.. They were made in many different sizes. Some were outrageously oversized and impressive.. Later in life it became commonplace for these big beautiful jewels to be broken down and made into other pieces of jewelry.. In this case, believe it or not, this used to be one enormous earring... Now it is a gorgeous pair of black dot paste earrings with a slightly larger matching pendant...
The pastes are just gorgeous and clear black dots are still present behind most of the hand cut paste. Paste is a mixture of glass and lead.. It is absolutely grand and most of my most prized antique pieces contain it. A gem cutter would sit and cut paste one day, rubies the next, sapphires the next and around he went..
The earrings dangle 1 1/4" from the top of the new silver shepard wire. They measure 5/8" across.. The pendant measures 1" x 5/8" across..
They are full of glitz and boy do they throw off a rainbow show when anywhere near the sun..
These are likely Portuguese in Origin
Condition is very good with the repair as mentioned above.
Earrings weigh 4 grams total weight. 2 grams each.. The pendant weighs 2.2 grams..
My laser jeweler has a very high-tech metal testing scanner.. The silver is 950 which is wonderful as you will not have to polish and polish tarnish..
I feel my jeweler has saved this one extra large earring and created something beautiful that can be worn comfortably with your favorite T-shirt of your little black dress.. Questions are always welcome and encouraged..
Please note: You may have the portion that these three dangles originally hung from.. Perhaps you can find a use for it.. It started life out together, I believe it should follow the demi...
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