What could be lovelier than a pair of Georgian period, pale, golden topaz earrings with that illusive hint of pink? The color of topaz has always been chosen to grace the most beautiful jewels, and the Georgian period was no exception. Many of these stones came by way of Brazil, where precious stones such as topaz and chrysoberyl were mined.
These topaz earrings were foil back, enhancing their radiance and contribut ...click for details
These Georgian earrings are designed with blue topaz and rock crystals. The two parts have been set with a top of blue topaz, and the drop rock crystals that have been foil back and set with cut down, hand crimped collets. The foil is colored and gives the bottom drop the appearance of pink topaz. Each stone is vibrant and is faceted.
They measure a pleasing 1 1/4 inch long X 3/8 across the bottom drop. They are set ...click for details
I have received so many requests for these, and finally can offer a stellar pair of clear Georgian paste earrings. They are bright, white and reflective. The pastes are faceted in a rarer step cut and are foil back. They have the tiny black dot in the center of each stone used to simulate the culet of a diamond present in the finer Georgian paste jewelry. Each stone is set in silver, with hand crimped collets and bulbous backs. ...click for details
What a lovely pair of Georgian amethyst gold earrings, circa 1830! They are rendered in 15k gold with cannetille work. Cannetille is the process of using finely tested gold wires to create a type of gold embroidery. The filigree created was labor intensive and could only be reproduced today by a highly skilled artisan at an exorbitant cost.
The amethysts are faceted and foil back, giving them a marvelous hue. They ...click for details
Just purchased in London, these are a fine example of late Georgian period gold earrings. The three section design has a classical motif with hand crimped 15k collets. The citrines are lemon yellow, so desirable and lovely. The three section design moves and hangs perfectly on the ears. They measure 1 8/10 ths from the top wire X 6/8 inches across the middle section. Condition is excellent . Beautiful! England, circa 1840
These fine gold,amethyst earrings are Georgian, circa 1790. Amethyst has long been associated with the Royals. England's love of this stone spans a thousand years and it is found in Royal collections all over the world.
These earrings have faceted amethysts that are foil back and have hand crimped collets. The 9k gold is finely rendered, and they retain the original back to front, closures. They are day/night e ...click for details
These are very beautiful Georgian period earrings, circa 1730. They are rock crystals faceted across the entire surface, foil back and set in cut down collets. The color created by the foil is a luscious pink with varying hues. The back has a
fine hand engraved floral pattern, in itself a work of art.
The size is a large 3/4 inch round and with the ear wires they measure 1 1/8 inches long. These were originally ...click for details
These radiant earrings are Georgian, circa 1820. They are foiled with a beautiful deep pink and the color flashes with every turn. It is difficult to photo the full effect, as the color appears as the light passes the facets. They were formerly Georgian cufflinks that have been converted to earrings with the addition of 14k gold wires.
They measure a large 12 mm , or slightly over 1/2 inch round, which makes them th ...click for details
Stuart Crystal jewelry is rare and coveted by collectors. This form of jewelry began in England following the execution of Charles 1 in 1649. His loyal Stuart followers wore momentos in silent support, with foiled rock crystal bearing his initials, lock of hair, or miniature portrait. The tradition followed into the 18th century where the people continued to wear this form, but adapted the design for their personal use.< ...click for details
These are wonderful, all original antique paste earrings, circa 1830. They are bright,white, and one of the few pairs that I have been able to find in original, excellent condition.
The large cushion shaped pastes are equivalent to over 3 carats of a diamond in size, and are set open back in hand crimped sterling rub over collets. The back to front ear wires are 18k. ...click for details
There is nothing quite like Georgian paste earrings. These earrings, circa 1830 have bright white pastes set in silver hand crimped, rub over collets. The pastes are foiled and bright. They have a central tiny black dot, used to simulate the culate of a diamond which is often associated with the finest paste jewelery. The beautiful stones have glints of honey as they move in the light. This is the beautiful hue created by the foil. ...click for details
Finding antique earrings as lovely as these is always a joy. They are Georgian, and designed as cascading leaves terminating with a flower head. The silver detail, as expected of this period, is finely rendered. The millegrain work on the front and the smooth silver work on the back are earmarks of a skilled craftsman. These are especially beautiful as each paste has been foiled and hand set in rub over crimped collets. The use of foil beneath the stone was used because the back of the stones we ...click for details
These radiant, Georgian paste earrings are circa 1820. Originally cuff buttons, they have been beautifully converted to earrings with the addition of gold wires. They are white,bright and clear with the characteristic black dot. The dot had been used to simulate the culet of a diamond. The faceted pastes are foiled back, radiating light with every turn. The use of foil during this period was to enhance the brilliance, as the stones were typically closed in the back. These earrings have silver r ...click for details
These lovely earrings cleverly designed as a flower head with cascading leaves, are Georgian circa 1830. They were made of faceted,polished steel heads which were then riveted into a metal back plate. This laborious process created a striking pair of earrings that glistened with a distinctive gray hue in the candlelit rooms. They have a classical three section design which freely articulate.
Radiant and beautifully designed, these 15k Georgian citrine earrings are circa 1820. The classical three sections, all articulate, exhibiting the beautiful shimmer of the faceted citrines. The citrines are foil backed and are all in gold hand crimped,rub over settings. The beautiful hue of the citrines is created by the foil. Stones during this period were characteristically closed in the back, and the foiling was used to enhance the light as it passes the stone. The center section has turquois ...click for details