Constructed from the 19th century, these central blooming modular earrings effortlessly transition from single day studs to elaborate nighttime chandelier earrings. They are in sterling silver, and each of the pastes has been foiled with a sheet of 18ct gold and omega backs.
Materials and Features:
Silver, old mine-cut paste stones, 18ct gold backings
Original silver and paste “flowers” estimated to be c.1880s
Weight: 14.40 g (each)
Dimensions:, 4.0cm x 2.5cm (at widest point)
Condition: All of the paste stones are present, in pleasant Old Mine cuts, and sturdily held in their settings. The silver is high quality, with a bright luster. The silver does bear a darkened patina, especially in the crevices next to the stone settings. There is some wear and solder marks on the posterior face of the earrings, particularly where the clips attach; this is to be expected from conversion pieces.
Please view and inspect any photos closely. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces; please take the age of the piece into account when examining the piece. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.
Silver Paste Flower Conversion Earrings c. Late 1800's