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

  • Creator
    Unknown
  • Of the Period
    Georgian
  • Place of Origin
    Great Britain
  • Date of Manufacture
    c.1820
    Dimensions
    1.5 in. L
    4 cm L
  • Length
    1.5 in. (4 cm)
  • Weight
    15ct
  • Dealer Location
    Hastings on Hudson, NY
  • Reference Number
    J13082132848
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