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Victorian Cut Steel Scalloped Collar

$1,600

CUT STEEL JEWELRY was at the height of fashion from the mid 1700s well into the 19th century. These dazzling jewels were intended for evening wear, as their adamantine luster was considered to be the most spectacular under candlelight. They were so in demand that at the peak of the trend a fine piece of cut-steel jewelry could command a higher price than gold. Early Victorian pieces like this floral collar have as many as 15 hand-cut facets per stud, and each piece is individually affixed to the base plate. Truly, it sparkles like a disco ball in low light.

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  • Materials

    cut steel, base metal

  • Age

    c. 1850

  • Condition

    Very good - missing one cut steel rivet

  • Size

    15 3/4" length, 3/4" drops

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Victorian

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VictorianEra

18371901

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.

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