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Georgian Green Paste Drop Earrings

$900

These lovely Georgian earrings are fashioned in base metal with newer gold ear wires and verdant paste stones. The emerald green paste gems have the brightness and depth of color of their precious counterparts. Paste, invented in France in 1724, is the precursor to rhinestone jewelry. The “gems” fashioned from glass were cut and polished with the same care and precision as precious stones.

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  • Materials

    base metal, green pastes, newer 10k gold ear wires

  • Age

    c. 1800

  • Condition

    Very good - converted into earrings from a larger piece of jewelry at some point in time

  • Size

    1 1/4" length measured from the top of the ear wire

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please note:Terms of Sale

Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.

RelatedHistory Lesson

Paste:hand-cut glass jewelry

The art of transforming glass into gemstones.