Antique Paste Silver Earrings
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Pear and Round Paste Silver Earrings with French Wire Back
These earrings bear a multitude of paste stones, fully-foiled, in two beautiful cuts: each earring holds a large central pear-shape paste stone in a bezel setting with foiled enclosed back, accompanied by a host of smaller round foiled stones in full bezels as well. Decorative prongs and subtle milgrain detail each earring, with an articulated portion at the bottom encrusted with five paste stones in a flower-like arrangement. A simple gold French wire back allows for an easy and comfortable fit through your ear, adding a splash of warm color. This lovely pair of earrings would make an excellent addition to your collection --
Materials and Features:
Paste stones (central pear, assorted round)
Yellow gold French wire back
Weight: 6.56 g (each)
~ 50 mm length
Condition: The foil backings to the central pear paste stones have some wear, appearing as dark spots or lines within the crystal. All of the stones are sturdily-set, offering a lovely alternative to diamonds that have been favored historically. Some areas of the silver work have some unevenness and areas of visible solder work, particularly on the side and posterior aspects of the earrings, but this is minor. Some minor age wear is typical. The multiple points of articulation allow for a flexible, easy-to-wear piece, with simple yet sturdy French wire backs for a comfortable fit. Overall, this is a beautiful pair of earrings.