Glorious Antique Jewelry
Superb quality earrings designed with the flourish of garlands, have been made of foiled pastes in the manner and fine execution of Georgian and Victorian earrings. From the tiny pastes to the large teardrops, all stones were cut and polished then set like gemstones. No time was spared in the design of the silver which is rounded, pillow like and smooth. The brilliant pastes are the rare pink color that flatters all women. Paste this fine was an art form in earlier eras. The jeweler who made this pair of chandelier ear drops, knew jewelry history and had the desire to create and did create the same quality of hand work and stone setting that challenged jewelers at the beginning of the 19th century. Superb hand work was in line with the turn of the century. Think of the Art Nouveau movement which ran concurrently to the Edwardian esthetic. It was a movement that valued the hand's on art of the individual over machine made jewelry. Superb Condition.
Delicate, sparkling and feminine, this pair of earrings have a crisp and clean character. They are light in color and light on the ear. The round pastes, white or clear in color are set in closed back settings. The bottom pastes are square cut and and faceted beautifully. They have open backed settings and a touch of honey lemon in their color. Just enough earring to make a statement of elegance and grace, these drops of light are beautiful for sportswear or evening. English in origin. c.1900. Measurement approx 1 3/4 in. long, 5/8 in at their widest. Lovely condition
Glorious Antique Jewelry
The sporting life was well represented in men's gold and silver cufflinks at the turn of the 20th century in both England and America. Here we offer, sterling silver riding cap and crop cufflinks from that period. The cufflinks are a conversation piece for the sport of today or the sporting want to be. They are a whimsical expression that bring a smile currently and will for hundreds of years forward. The cap section of the cufflink iis attached to the crop with silver chain as was typical of the period. The links fit all french cuffs and are easily inserted into the shirt with the lead of the crop. So talley ho, show your sense of fashion and humor and dress like the Duke of Windsor. We do not prohibit women from wearing these cufflinks. They would be terrific as part of a riding habit. English in origin. Grand condition
The jewelry of the Edwardian period emphasized the femininity and elegance of women. These earrings, made c.1900, are sterling silver set with varied sizes of paste stones. Their central design elements are square ballet pink crystals which are balanced by two delicate curves of rose colored enamel. The pastes are set in closed back settings. The art of proportion, color and balance shine forth. Long sparkling earrings were just the accessory that added to a woman’s sense of style just as they do today. They are in perfect condition and induce you to dance the night away while feeling seductive and beautiful. C.1900 England.