Georgian Heart Turquoise & Gold Earrings
Antique high carat gold has a particular glow and sheen. Rich and resplendent in 18k yellow gold, this pair of Georgian earrings is dotted with a favorite combination of cabochons of turquoise and natural baroque pearl drops. Feminine in design and light as air on the ear, that traditionally stunning Georgian cannetille artistry is at the forefront with its lacy gold open work and spirals and scrolls of spun gold wire.
Elements of sentimental imagery (in the form of the heart motif) connected by fine lateral chains combine to create a quintessential simplicity with contrasting complexity inherent in this era’s sensibilities. Typical of the time period, often earrings were long, flat, thin and light yet have a presence through width and length.
Measurements: 2-1/2 inches (6.3 cm) in length by more than ¾ of an inch (2 cm) at the widest. This pair of antique earrings weighs 8.8 grams.
Date: Circa 1830