Georgian Cut Steel Floral Chandelier Earrings

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

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
Dealer Location
Hastings on Hudson, NY
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
JU12032532589
Contact The Seller
1stdibs seller since 2009
Located in Hastings on Hudson, NY

More from this Seller

Georgian Cut Steel Chandelier Earrings
Georgian Cut Steel Chandelier Earrings
Glorious Antique Jewelry
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 Georg...
Opulent Georgian Cut Steel Girandole Earrings
Opulent Georgian Cut Steel Girandole Earrings
Glorious Antique Jewelry
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 wi...
Rare Georgian Romantic Pendant and Earrings in Cut Steel and Porcelain
Rare Georgian Romantic Pendant and Earrings in Cut...
Glorious Antique Jewelry
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 bro...
Georgian Garnet Chandelier Earrings Signify Affection
Georgian Garnet Chandelier Earrings Signify Affect...
Glorious Antique Jewelry
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 "think of me...
Georgian Chandelier Earrings Embellished with Antique Diamonds
Georgian Chandelier Earrings Embellished with Anti...
Glorious Antique Jewelry
Only once before did I find a pair of sterling silver and gold earrings in which the silver segments were faceted like 19th century antique cut diamonds. One has to use a loup to disti...
Georgian Chandelier Earrings in Rare Silver
Georgian Chandelier Earrings in Rare Silver
Glorious Antique Jewelry
Very rarely do Georgian silver chandelier earrings come on the market. I can't say why, but truth be told, they are far more scarce than are gold. I had only one other pair in 30 years....
Cheerful Blue and Cut Steel Earrings c. 1830
Cheerful Blue and Cut Steel Earrings c. 1830
Glorious Antique Jewelry
Blue glass chandelier navettes surrounded by cut steel are unusual and though they originate from c.1830 they give contemporary cheer to the day. The beautiful blue brightens the face. ...
Sumptuous Georgian Diamond Earrings
Sumptuous Georgian Diamond Earrings
Glorious Antique Jewelry
Luxurious 1.80 ct rose diamond chandelier earrings c. 1830 shine their way into the heart and become an every day desire. The gems gleam with a luminous glow as they gracefully dance fr...
Aristocratic Georgian French Earrings
Aristocratic Georgian French Earrings
Glorious Antique Jewelry
Adjectives galore can be applied to describe this pair of sumptuous pendant earrings. They are stately, romantic, exuberantly cheerful and thoroughly bewitching. In original condition, ...
Sensual Georgian Pinchbeck Torpedo Earrings
Sensual Georgian Pinchbeck Torpedo Earrings
Glorious Antique Jewelry
A magnificent example of history are these chandelier torpedo earrings from early 1800, made in the United Kingdom. They are light on the ear and completely original other than the shep...
Brilliant Georgian Aqua Paste and Pinchbeck Earring
Brilliant Georgian Aqua Paste and Pinchbeck Earrin...
Glorious Antique Jewelry
This pair of Chandelier earrings, straight from a 19th century history epic, are ablaze with aquamarine teardrop paste stones surrounded by gold pinchbeck scrolls and vines engraved i...
Antique Aquamarine Gold Chandelier Earrings
Antique Aquamarine Gold Chandelier Earrings
Glorious Antique Jewelry
Dew drops of pale aquamarine nestle in the leaves of 14kt gold earrings made during the Victorian era in Great Britain. The earrings are florid with texture created by multiple types o...