A lovely pair of flat-cut garnet earrings from the Georgian era!
These beauties feature four round and two pear-cut garnets set in a dangle formation. The rich red garnets are housed in 9K rose gold closed-backed, collet mounts with crimped edging.
The stones are foil-backed as were most earrings during the Georgian era. Earrings were meant to be worn in candlelight, before the dawn of electricity. Foiling (a process of applying metal inserts, or metal coating to the back of the stones), brings these garnets to life and lends them a wonderful glassy appearance.
The pear-cut stones measure approximately 9 x 4.5 mm each; the top round stones are about 5 mm a piece; and the small round garnets are roughly 2.8 mm. Total length: 1&1/8."
Very good condition in keeping with age and use. The stones are all in good shape with no chips. I think one of the round top stones is a replacement, but it is still a flat-cut garnet. Some soldering marks can be seen at the back of the earrings.
Backs are stamped "9KT."
Antique 9CT 9K Rose Gold Georgian Garnet Dangle Earrings