I am very fortunate to have a wonderful English picker who travels far and wide to find me special treasures when I can't go to France. This delightful pair of paste earrings are a recent find from her. When I got them they had silver gilt screw fittings but the earrings themselves are in 10k yellow gold.. Looking closely at them they were almost certainly originally for pierced ears. The original ear wire was attached to the top of the smaller setting but this has been shortened a long time ago to form a ring to attach them to the screw fittings. To return them to pierced earrings I have added a pair of my hand made 9k gold shepherd hooks.
The lovely paste stones are hand cut and cushion shaped, still bright and sparkling with a soft subtle hue only found in antique paste. Photos 2 and 3 were taken in sunshine. They are in pretty settings with little fleur de lis prongs. The backs are closed , the lower setting simply marked 10c for 10k gold. The stones measure just over 7mm in diameter and just over 5mm in diameter, or just a touch over 1 carat and a half carat if they were diamonds. The condition is very good antique with a little patina.
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