A wonderful pair of late Jewellery made in the Georgian era (1714-1830). earrings, made circa 1820. They are A metallic element which is malleable and ductile, and white in colour, making it ideal for use in jewellery. It is usually mixed with copper to improve its hardness.
with a gold wash on the back and are set with Glass made to resemble gem materials, which may be moulded, faceted, carved, etc. . You can see the black spot inside each paste, a trick that the Georgians employed by cutting the silver A thin metal foil placed behind a gemstone within a closed-back setting to improve its appearance. Metallic foil improves the reflectivity of certain gemstones, whilst coloured foils act as colouring agents when placed behind colourless materials, such as paste and rock crystal. The practice of foil-backing gemstones can be traced back to Minoan times (circa... More behind the paste in a small dot which imitated the culet on a A precious, lustrous gemstone made of highly compressed carbon. Diamonds are one of the hardest materials known to mankind. Colours of diamonds range from colourless, yellow, orange and brown to almost black. Natural coloured (or ‘fancy’) diamonds can be extremely rare. The cut, colour, clarity and carat weight of a diamond are the criteria jewellers use... More. When worn in a candlelit setting these earrings would have really come to life and achieved the desired effect of looking like diamonds. They are as striking in the modern age as they were then.
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Georgian White Paste Gold & Silver Drop Earrings
|Date & Origin||Georgian (1714-1830), English|
|Measurements||From top of loop to base 52mm|
|Hallmarks||Unmarked, tested to silver and gold wash|
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