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.
silver, newer 10k gold ear wires(tests), old cut paste stones
Very good - converted into earrings from buttons or collar studs at some point in time
5/8" length measured from the top of the ear wire, 7/16" diameter
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1714 — 1837
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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.
The art of transforming glass into gemstones.