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Georgian Garnet Flower Dangle Earrings

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20-1-12354

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ABOUT THESE EARRINGS

Bet you didn't know that pears make pretty flowers. The glimmering rich purple-red pear-shaped garnets in these Victorian ear bobs join together in perfect harmony to create lovely blooms, each centered by a round garnet and dangling from a single stone. Hand fabricated in 9K gold, circa mid-1800s (!) - thus of British (Georgian) origin. New ear wires are 14K gold. Note: stones are foil backed, please avoid contact with water.

Details

Materials:
14 Karat Yellow Gold - Ear wire, 9 Karat Yellow Gold
Length:
1 1/2 Inch
Width:
5/8 Inch
Height:
1/16 Inch
Gram Weight:
5.7 Grams
Period:
Georgian
Gemstone Details Gemstone Details

12 Pear Cut Garnets

Color:
Orangish Red To Purplish Red
Measurements:
7.50-4.20 mm
9.00-5.00 mm

Georgian Jewelry

True antiques, Georgian jewels are the earliest pieces in our collection. Lovely foil-backed stones in mixed-metal settings were made to shine by candlelight over dinner and in the drawing rooms of their genteel wearers. Many pieces were made in memory of loved ones or as “memento mori”—literal reminders of mortality that Georgians saw as sophisticated, rather than morbid. While the delicacy of Georgian era settings has been replaced by more modern methods, the cuts and styles have continued to fascinate jewelry lovers.

Jewelry Care

As with anything of value, especially sentimental value, taking good care of your vintage and antique jewelry from Lang will enhance its beauty and extend its lifespan. We encourage you to have your jewelry checked and cleaned by us or by your trusted local jeweler every six months, to ensure that each piece is in good wearable condition with all gemstones in place. It’s not uncommon for stones to loosen over time, and it’s much easier to tighten a loose stone than to replace a lost one! As stated in our Repair Policy, we strongly recommend that you allow us to perform any repairs, since our jewelers are specialists in restoring vintage and antique jewelry.

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