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18th Century Spanish Rose Cut Diamond Girandole Earrings

Meet the most popular earrings of the 18th century, the girandole. The style takes its name from a form of candelabra and features a decorative stud with a central bow-shaped element from which three pendants are suspended. Many girandole earrings were so large and elaborate that they required ribbons threaded through their hooks and wrapped around the wearer's head to support their significant weight. Sadly, when the style fell out of favor many of these spectacular earrings were broken up into smaller pieces which makes them a rare find today. Set with rose cut diamonds and detailed with engraving at the backs, these wonderful girandole earrings survived (perhaps in part to their unusual smaller scale). The bottom portion of each earring can be removed giving them day-to-night wearability.


  • Materials

    22k gold (tests), 90 rose cut diamonds of varying sizes

  • Age

    c. 1780

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    1 1/2" length, 3/4" at the widest point,

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