Exquisite Gold and Garnet Girandole Earrings and Pendant ~ Antique Georgian EraExquisite Gold and Garnet Girandole Earrings and Pendant ~ Antique Georgian EraExquisite Gold and Garnet Girandole Earrings and Pendant ~ Antique Georgian EraExquisite Gold and Garnet Girandole Earrings and Pendant ~ Antique Georgian EraExquisite Gold and Garnet Girandole Earrings and Pendant ~ Antique Georgian EraExquisite Gold and Garnet Girandole Earrings and Pendant ~ Antique Georgian EraExquisite Gold and Garnet Girandole Earrings and Pendant ~ Antique Georgian EraExquisite Gold and Garnet Girandole Earrings and Pendant ~ Antique Georgian Era

An exquisite garnet earring and pendant demi from the Georgian period. They were purchased in Italy and are Sicilian. There are very early Sicilian touch marks on all three pieces.

The Girandoles... Of all of the styles of eighteenth century, the girandole was probably the most desirable for night wear. Its design was classic.. The central bow shaped ornament has three gold and garnet pendants that dangle. These earrings have fabulous movement and are articulated 5 times. True to girandoles the center pendant hangs longer than the outer pendants. Dating back to the seventeenth century, beautiful examples were made in rose cut diamonds, paste, garnets, etc. These are all natural foil backed tested garnets. The stones are rose / single table cut. The gold comes up and around the stones so they will not be lost. Girandoles were produced all over the world and remained fashionable for over a hundred years, possibly because proportion was particularly flattering to the female face.

The earrings.. The tops have a great circular flower cluster. Below is the classic bow with 3 pendant dangles. They dangle 2" from the top of the French opening wires. They are 1" across when worn and dangling at rest. Each earring weighs exactly 5.4 grams for a total of 10.8 grams. They have professionally tested for 18K yellow gold.

The pendant... A smaller but exact version of the earrings. The O ring is original and also has Italian touch marks. They are very tiny and I could not get a great photo. The O ring is a good size and will easily take a ribbon or a cord. It dangles 1 1/4" long x 3/4" across.

The bench jeweler did a fabulous job on these. He hand decorated the back of the earrings and pendant.

Sicilian in origin.

Circa 1780 ~ Georgian

Excellent antique condition with no apologies to be made.

The earrings are super comfortable on the ear. In my opinion this 2" dangle is just fabulous and easily can be worn all day and into the evening with comfort.

An excellent find by my wonderful friend in Italy. Questions are always welcome and encouraged.


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ITEM ID
JOY1927
ITEM SIZE
2" Dangle
TYPE
Fine
MATERIAL
Gold
STONE
Garnet
STYLE
Georgian
ITEM TYPE
Antique
COLOR
Gold, Red

Exquisite Gold and Garnet Girandole Earrings and Pendant ~ Antique Georgian Era

$1,925

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