Early 19th Century Garnet Fly Earrings

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Georgian gold and garnet earrings c. 1820 are 15kt gold with foiled garnets. The form, an unusual shape, looks more like an insect than it does the floral form of small garnet earrings we see more often. As there was no electricity at this time, jewelers foiled gemstones and semi precious stones with a sliver of metal or foil material behind the stones to catch and reflect the available light. Very fine in condition, the earrings are English and drop 1 1/2 inches from the point of insertion.
Details
Of the Period
Georgian
Place of Origin
Great Britain
Date of Manufacture
c.1820
Period
Early 19th Century
Metal
15k Gold
Stone
Garnet
Condition
Excellent
Dimensions
1.5 in. L
4 cm L
Length
1.5 in. (4 cm)
Weight
15ct
Dealer Location
Hastings on Hudson, NY
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
J13082132848
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