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What is antique paste jewelry?

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Paste jewelry is made out of a special type of flint glass that emulates several gemstones. Paste is a hand-cut glass that is polished with metal powder until it gleams like a gem. Paste jewelry was popular as a cheaper alternative to diamonds during the Georgian, Victorian, and Edwardian eras, as well as the Art Deco period. On 1stDibs, find a variety of antique and vintage paste jewelry.
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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

Edwardian Paste Hair Comb, Metal, Paste, Antique Wedding Comb
Located in PARIS, FR
Edwardian paste hair comb made of blonde horn, metal and paste stones. Antique comb with three
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Antique Early 1900s European Edwardian Brooches

Materials

Other

Antique Paste Earrings
Located in New York, NY
Antique paste articulated earrings are set in sterling silver from the late 19th Century. The
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Antique 1880s American Victorian Drop Earrings

Materials

Sterling Silver

Victorian Paste Butterfly
Located in New York, NY
Lovely sterling butterfly brooch done in the Victorian era of clear and colored pastes. A large
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Antique Late 19th Century American Victorian Brooches

Materials

Sterling Silver

Paste Edwardian Earrings
Located in New York, NY
Paste Earrings in the "Garland" stlye from the turn of the century. These paste earrings are set in
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Chandelier Earrings

Materials

Sterling Silver

Georgian Amethyst Paste Earrings
Located in Stamford, CT
The spark of Georgian paste ear drops are a must for collectors and antique jewelry lovers of all
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Antique 1820s British George III Drop Earrings

Materials

Amethyst, 15k Gold, Sterling Silver

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