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Long Georgian Pinchbeck Earrings
ABOUT THESE EARRINGS
Measuring a more than noticeable 2 3/4 inches long (they drop even a bit further from the ear wires), these fabulous ornate survivors from Georgian* England are wonderfully wearable and collectable treasures. Pinchbeck is something of a mystery metal bearing an uncanny resemblance to 18K gold. The original formula is attributed to Christopher Pinchbeck, an 18th century English clock maker. When at rest, these beautiful ear baubles reside in their original fitted box by Pearce & Sons Ltd, Goldsmiths, Leeds, York & Leicester.15K ear wires. *The Georgian era spanned the years between 1714 and 1830, when the Hanoverian kings George I, George II, George III and George IV reigned over Great Britain. It is often extended by historians to include the relatively brief reign of William IV, which ended in 1837 with his death, ushering in the reign of Queen Victoria.