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Georgian White Paste Earrings


IN 1767, in France, the Association of Bijoutiers Faussetiers (fake jewelers) was established and quickly numbered more than 300 members dedicated to the production of paste (faux gemstone) jewelry. That high member count is a testament to the demand for the stuff. These paste gems are set in silver collets, which was the style at the time of their making.


  • Materials

    silver, newer 10k gold ear wires(tests), old cut paste stones

  • Age

    c. 1800

  • Condition

    Very good - converted into earrings from buttons or collar studs at some point in time

  • Size

    5/8" length measured from the top of the ear wire, 7/16" diameter

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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.