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Georgian Aquamarine Paste Earrings

Georgian Aquamarine Paste Earrings



DATE: Georgian, c.1820

These beautiful earrings date from the early 19th Century, making them over 200 years old. The gemstones are aquamarine coloured pastes and since they're mounted in domed foil-backed settings which reflect the light back out through the stones further enhancing the colour and brightness. They were made at a time when paste was a relatively new technology (its basically a form of leaded glass with different additives to display colour), and all the rage - commanding as much, if not more, as the natural gemstones they sought to replicate. The earrings are crafted in 9 karat gold and were made in England circa 1800. 


Aquamarine Paste Gemstones


Drop: 3.2cm

Width: 1.4cm


8.7g (pair)


No marks present, tests as 9k gold


Very good, the wires are latter additions. Light wear commensurate with age. An acid test mark to the back of one earring