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Georgian Aquamarine Paste Earrings

Georgian Aquamarine Paste Earrings

$2,100.00


Description

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. 

STONES 

Aquamarine Paste Gemstones

MEASUREMENTS 

Drop: 3.2cm

Width: 1.4cm

WEIGHT 

8.7g (pair)

MARKS 

No marks present, tests as 9k gold

CONDITION 

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

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