C.1800-1820. A pair of very finely made cut steel drop earrings.
Cut steel jewelry was introduced in the Georgian era around the mid-1700s. This particular type of jewelry is made with polished steel-faceted studs to create a beautiful, dazzling diamond effect. Cut steel was fashioned in many ornaments: jewelry, buttons, shoe buckles, etc. The finer cut steel studs date back to an older period. Throughout the Victorian age, cut steel jewelry continued to be a very popular choice of adornment.
These beautifully designed earrings give great movement when worn, and they are very well preserved: no rust or damage. The gold ear wires were later added in antiquity. English in origin.
Total Drop: Approximately 2.25” (including the front wire)
Width: Approximately 23mm (at the widest)
In Very Good Condition