1 of 6 images

Georgian Cut Steel Floral Chandelier Earrings

About

Description: Cut steel earrings from the Georgian period, were made of individually faceted and polished steel bits, each of which has been riveted in a specific place in the design. A jewelers hand did each step of this time intensive work. Only early cut steel jewelry is made of the various sizes of steel bits that you see in these earrings. The tiny steel "diamonds" are placed strategically so as to reflect maximum surrounding light. The light in the early 1800's was provided by candles. In that romantic illumination, as well as in the electric light we have today, the steel sparkles like diamonds. It is mind boggling that individual bits the size of pin heads were faceted and set by the perseverance and work ethic of man. It is a miracle to find jewelry of this age intact and in fine condition. These earrings maintain their luster and have no rust. There is some discoloration on the back plate appropriate to the age of the earring. The color change is not damage and can be cleaned. The earrings are 2 1/2 inches long, mobile and light in weight. Width at the widest is a spot under 1/2 inch.

Details

  • Place of origin
    England
  • Date of manufacture
    1820-30
  • Condition
    Excellent.
  • Dimensions

    W 2 1/2 in in.

  • Seller location
    Hastings on Hudson, NY
  • Seller reference number
    #3058
  • Reference number
    JU12032532589

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About the Seller

Top Seller
Vetted
1stdibs seller since 2009
Typical response time: 2 hrs
Located in Hastings on Hudson, NY
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
Georgian Cut Steel Chandelier Earrings
Glorious Antique Jewelry Collection
Cut and faceted like diamonds of the period are the smallest sparkling, hand set and polished cut steel bits joined by marquise shapes all of which form an elongated flower. Early Ge...
Opulent Georgian Cut Steel Girandole Earrings
Glorious Antique Jewelry Collection
A lush example of Georgian chandelier earning, is intricate and artfully made of the tiniest bits of hand cut, diamond like cut steel c.1830. The earrings are semi abstract flowers...
Rare Georgian Romantic Pendant and Earrings in ...
Glorious Antique Jewelry Collection
A rare cut steel and porcelain pendant and earrings in the striking design of bullets and bows with rose cut steel sparkles was made in the early 19th century when candlelight only ...
Georgian Garnet Chandelier Earrings Signify Aff...
Glorious Antique Jewelry Collection
A glowing two inches of luscious red Georgian garnets are set in chandelier earrings of15 karat gold. The pansies, a popular flower in Georgian jewels, express the thought "thi...
You May Also Like
Tanzanite Diamond Chandelier Earring
Unknown
Simple and sleek Oval Tanzanite Chandelier earring with pave diamonds and yellow sapphire around. Closure: Push Post 18kt:5.09gms Diamond: 1.38cts Silver: 8.08gms Yellow Sapphire:1...
Peach Moonstone Chandelier Earring
Unknown
Gorgeous Peach moonstone Chandelier Earring we bet this will be your favorite earring in your collection. There are round and oval peach moonstone with pave diamonds around each of t...
Pearl Emerald Gold Chandelier Earrings
Unknown
These are an elegant and classic design. The earrings are 18 kt and plated with 24 kt. The color is extremely rich and goes well with the precious emerald beads. The total length ...
Diamonds Pearls Chandelier Gold Earrings
Unknown
Chandelier earrings in 14kt white gold mounted with white diamonds on the top and a cluster of pearls. Diamonds 1.76 kt Pearls 7.20 gr Tot.Weight 26.10 gr R.F fioa
Rutilated Topaz Quartz & Gold Chandelier Earrings
Unknown
Fabulous Faceted & rutilated Topaz quartz Earrings set in 18kt Yellow Gold Wire work.
Amethyst Diamond Gold Chandelier Dangle Earrings
Unknown
Victorian Style 14k white gold dangle earrings with diamonds and briolette Amethyst. Six briolette cut genuine purple Amethyst 9 x 6mm, approx. total weight 12.00cts 52 round ful...
Antique Turquoise Set Gold Chandelier Earrings
Unknown
Circa 1890s, 14k. These baroque revival earrings have the chic style and delightful color that defines so many things Victorian. Decorated with foliate scrolls and vibrant Persian t...
Coral, Quartz and White Diamonds on White Gold ...
Unknown
Discover this Coral, Quartz and White Diamonds on White Gold Chandelier Earrings. Coral Quartz Brilliant White Diamonds White Gold 18 Carat

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries