Antique French Paste Chandelier Earrings in Silver with Gold Wires

If you were English, you were called Georgian, after your King. If you were French, like these earrings, you were called Neoclassical, and I expect you were quite proud of it. These fabulous earrings are a sheer confection that catch the light and never let it go. Exceedingly slimming, they make any neck look swan-like. Gives you that air of mystery you always knew was lurking in there somewhere. 

Done all in silver with gold wires, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if these earrings was made to replicate the real thing. Coaches and carriages were robed quite often back then, and any thief knew the best time to strike was the night of the ball, so ladies often had elaborate copies like these made up, and left the diamonds safe at home. After all, they glitter and sparkle just like diamonds in the candlelight and no one was the wiser (most likely they were all wearing copies themselves!). Made by hand and bearing French hallmarks, these earrings are a wonderful piece of history. Each paste gem is cut to resemble an old cut diamond, many are cushion cut, then set into long dangling earrings that draw the eye with your every move (up-do's were popular back then, and with everything else covered the neck was quite the sensual beast!). The earrings measure 75.6 mm from top to bottom and 19.1 mm across at the widest point, together they weigh 16.9 grams. They are marked with the French boars head mark which was the assay mark used for silver as well as a French makers mark. 

Want to go elegant? Sweep up that hair, put on these beauties and go. Magic. 

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