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Dating to c.1800, this pair of beautiful amethyst paste solitaire earrings is a timelessly-wearable classic in an impressive size!
Measuring 7/8" from the tops of the 15k gold ear wires x 5/8" in diameter, these cunning earrings began their life as a pair of dazzling buttons, but were converted to the earrings you see here c.1900. These earrings boast gorgeous pastes in the MOST delicious shade of deep purple, and are set in hand-wrought, foil-backed, rubbed-over collets of sterling-grade silver (unmarked but tested)!
Each of these outstanding "gems" measures 15 mm in diameter, and weighs a calculated 10 "carats!" These earrings have made it into the 21st-century in beautifully-preserved condition; the late-Victorian gold ear wires were expertly added, and there is no sign of this antique conversion. The pastes are both intact, and the settings are free from damage or breaks. These jewels look nothing short of smashing on the ear; they are jut the right size to impress but not overwhelm, and the design will never go out of style!
Weighing in at a generous 8.11 grams for the pair, these earrings are certain to become a "go-to" staple of your antique jewelry wardrobe! They will take you from the office to the theatre in grand. Regency style! They would also make a fabulous gift for any lady fond of the best in historical jewelry, and will be shipped in a gift box. Do not miss this regal pair of violet solitaires; up to 45-day layaway is available, and USPS Priority mail shipping is FREE!
Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: amethyst, Size: 7/8" x 5/8"
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EXTRA-LARGE Georgian Amethyst Paste Solitaire/Sterling/15k Earrings, c.1800!
$559 USD SOLD
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