I could search for twenty years and not find the beauty of the paste stones found in these earrings. They are French, circa 1820 and are set in foil back, hand crimped cushion cut earrings. The stones are set in silver, and the backs are 18 karat gold. New 14 karat gold shepherd hook ear wires were added to convert the elements to earrings. These were found in Paris and were made from an amazing partial reviere.
These rare and remarkable Georgian 15 karat aquamarine earrings, are circa 1820. They are designed with beautiful aquamarines, quite rare to find in jewelry during this period. The gold work too is superior, smooth and finely rendered right down to the tiny details. The gold created the perfect frame for the stones, in its restraint and artistry.
The three articulating sections earrings appear bold, but actually are ...click for details
These beautiful earrings are Georgian, set with mellow colored faceted topaz. Topaz, a precious stone, was very rare and reserved for the finest of jewels. This oval, faceted topaz is set in 15 karat gold foil back, hand crimped bezels. The use of foil during this period of time was commonly used, as stones were closed back and the foil was a clever way to add brilliance and a distinctive hue.
These Georgian paste earrings have the desirable and rare cushion shape stone. The white, clear stones are set in silver with hand crimped collets. They have foil placed beneath each stone to enhance the reflection of light, as each stone is set closed back, typical of the period. The pastes are beautiful, and are comparable in size to approximately a 4 carat diamond.
These garnet and topaz earrings are Georgian, circa 1820.
They are unique in design, with flat cut foil back garnets set in rub over collets, that contrast with the central foil back topaz. The rose colored almandine garnets are vibrant and the topaz rich in color, yet subtle. The combination is undeniably beautiful. They are vermeil, which is gold over silver.
Simply elegant and beautiful, these earrings are set with the most beautiful foil back garnets. The almandine garnets have the very desirable deep pink/rose color. The setting is hand rendered, characteristic of the time period, Each garnet has facets around the perimeter, a flat table, and hand crimped rub over collets. The use of foil beneath the stone was used to capture light and give the stone an inner glow. The flower articulates, and shimmers with light with every movement. The uni ...click for details
This wonderful, very bright pair of Georgian paste earrings are circa 1800. Just purchased in London, they are a superb example of Georgian paste.
The paste stones, originally designed to copy diamonds are now viewed as an art form, with world-wide collectors. The clear pastes are white and reflective, foil back and set in hand crimped silver collets. The use of foil in stones closed in the back adds a brilliance as w ...click for details
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