Phenomenal formal Georgian earrings in silver-topped gold set with diamonds and amethysts. The earrings are comprised of foliate surmounts set with rose-cut diamonds suspending pear-shape drops set with diamonds and amethysts, further suspending fringes of kite-shaped tassles set with diamonds. All the original diamonds are in place and are of very nice quality for the period. They are bead-set in open mountings. The amethysts are flat-cut pear-shapes and are set in closed backs typical of the period. They have excellent, rich coloring and do not appear to be foiled. The mounting has very nice detail and millegraining. The lever-back posts are original.
Origin: probably England, circa 1790. Condition: excellent, all original. Size: 2-1/16" long from top of surmount to bottom of fringe, 11/16" at widest. Weight: 8.0 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: diamonds, 1.8 carats; amethysts, .75 carat.