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What does paste mean in antique jewelry?

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What does paste mean in antique jewelry?
In antique jewelry, the term “paste” means glass finished in a way that allows it to resemble natural gemstones. To produce paste, artisans polish it for long periods of time with metal powder. On 1stDibs, find a selection of antique paste jewelry.
1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
Shop for Georgian Paste Jewellery on 1stDibs
Lovely Georgian Paste Corsage Brooch
Located in Riverdale, NY
Lovely Georgian Paste Corsage Brooch with foiled chrysolites from the late 18th Century. Handmade
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Antique 1770s Portuguese Georgian Brooches

Materials

Quartz, Silver

Lovely Georgian Paste Corsage Brooch
Located in New York, NY
Lovely Georgian Paste Corsage Brooch with foiled chrysolites from the late 18th Century. Handmade
Category

Antique 1770s Portuguese Georgian Brooches

Materials

Quartz, Silver

Exceptional Georgian Paste Earrings, ex. Lillian Gish
Located in New York, NY
Amazing Georgian paste earrings in the most extraordinary shade of lime green from the early 19th
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Antique Early 19th Century British Georgian Dangle Earrings

Materials

14k Gold

Georgian Paste and Silver Buckle
Located in Chipping Campden, GB
This Georgian buckle is set with gorgeous sparkling paste. Paste Diameter: 3.5mm Buckle
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Antique 1830s British Georgian Bangles

Materials

Silver

Antique Georgian Paste Cluster Earrings
Located in Boston, Lincolnshire
An Antique Georgian c.1800 cushion and round cut Paste cluster earrings for pierced ears. The foil
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Antique Early 19th Century British Georgian Drop Earrings

Materials

Yellow Gold, Silver

Rare Georgian French Paste Necklace
Located in New York, NY
Late 18th Century, Georgian French Paste Necklace. Heavy sterling mounts set with pastes, quartz
Category

Antique 1780s French Georgian Link Necklaces

Materials

Quartz, Gilt Metal, Sterling Silver

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