Georgian Natural Pearl & Diamond Silver-Topped Gold Ear Pendants
These magnificent ear pendants were hand-fabricated during the Georgian Era (circa 1714-1837).
Rose cut diamonds and natural pearls are set in silver-topped gold that has been pierced, cut, filed and polished by hand. Both bezels were cut specifically to accommodate their uniquely-shaped baroque pearls. The dangling pearls are set in four-prong baskets that were also completely hand-fabricated. The engraved details throughout the entire pair of earrings were also...you guessed it...done by hand!
The earrings have two points of articulation, allowing for movement. They are fastened by back-to-front wire hook closures, typical of the Georgian Era. Please Note: There is minor evidence of repair using lead solder.
The earrings are set with four (4) natural baroque twinned pearls. The pearls are natural, not cultured. They are white/silver, and display various colored overtones, such as green and rosé. When pearls display more than 1 color overtone, it is known as orient, which is highly desirable.
The earrings are also set with a total of seventy-six (76) crudely cut and polished, antique rose cut diamonds. They total approximately 1/2 carat.
Overall measurements of the ear pendants are 2.75" from top to bottom.
Gross weight of the ear pendants is 17.5 grams.
Metal: Silver Topped-Gold (Back Tests High-Karat)
Vintage: Georgian Era (circa 1714-1837)
Size: 2.75" From Top to Bottom
Gross Weight: 17.5 grams (11.3 dwts)
Size: 13 x 8mm Average
Shape: Baroque (Twinned Pearls)
Color: White / Silver
Overtones: Rosé and Green
Surface Quality: Clean to Lightly Blemished
Cut: Antique Rose Cut
Total Carat Weight: 0.50 carat (approximate)