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During the Georgian era people fell into one of two social classes: the moneyed aristocracy and the poor. Although there was an emerging merchant middle class, the gap between the classes was wide and the culture reflected such. The affluent, both male and female wore rich brocades, silks, velvets and satins and were adorned with braid, embroidery, and of course jewels. Opulence and self-indulgence were the catch words of the day.

Even the buttons on clothing glittered. Here we have an example of a pair of Georgian period earrings which in all probability started out life as waistcoat buttons. All original, superb white pastes, shimmering and even in color have been foiled and pavé set closed back in silver. Wondrous pie shaped pastes have been placed in the center around a small round paste. A surround of eighteen (18) round cut pastes line the perimeter edge. The characteristic crimped silver setting is displayed most clearly on the slightly bulbous reverse.

Item 12710

Snow Fall - Georgian Pavé Paste Earrings

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Measurements: 1-3/8 inches (3.0 cm) in total length including ear wires; button is 1 inch (2.4 cm) in diameter. Weight of 45.4 grams (9.9 dwt) for the pair.

Condition: Excellent for the buttons; light edge wear to some facets; later modern 14k ear wires.

Date: Circa 1780.

Story

During the Georgian era people fell into one of two social classes: the moneyed aristocracy and the poor. Although there was an emerging merchant middle class, the gap between the classes was wide and the culture reflected such. The affluent, both male and female wore rich brocades, silks, velvets and satins and were adorned with braid, embroidery, and of course jewels. Opulence and self-indulgence were the catch words of the day.

Even the buttons on clothing glittered. Here we have an example of a pair of Georgian period earrings which in all probability started out life as waistcoat buttons. All original, superb white pastes, shimmering and even in color have been foiled and pavé set closed back in silver. Wondrous pie shaped pastes have been placed in the center around a small round paste. A surround of eighteen (18) round cut pastes line the perimeter edge. The characteristic crimped silver setting is displayed most clearly on the slightly bulbous reverse.

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