A gorgeous pair of early 19th century 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 various 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 made earrings have been very well preserved, and look utterly elegant when worn. English in origin.
Total Drop: Approximately 2.25” (including the front wire)
Width: Approximately 23mm (at the widest)
In Very Good Condition