Antique early Georgian earrings. Cabochon garnets and pyrite set in silver over 15k gold. Made in England, circa 1740. <P><P>
Measurements: Excluding the wires, approximately 1 inch (28mm) long. Combined weight is 10.3 grams. <P><P>
Description : A little after the Queen Anne period, these earrings have survived almost 200 years. The surmounts are in the form of bows, set with small faceted pyrite, glinting like diamonds, set in silver. Sturdy hinges connect the upper bows to the drops, which are in the form of full, luxurious cabochon garnets, closed with gold at the back and in jagged collets, surrounded by pyrite matching the surmount. The enclosed garnets with a particularly beautiful lustre and gleam. The hinges allow the drops to move independantly and assume different angles. <P><P>
We will include the antique earring box with these extraordinary treasures. <P><P>
Marks: No marks as is to be expected of jewelry of this age. <P><P>
Condition: For their age, the earrings are in extraordinary condition. The gold wires are almost certainly later replacements. Please see enlarged pictures and don't hesitate to ask questions which we will do our best to answer.
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