Georgian 9k 5.50 CTW Foiled Amethyst Cabochon Drop Earrings in the Rococo Revival Style
Georgian 9k 5.50 CTW Foiled Amethyst Cabochon Drop Earrings in the Rococo Revival Style
Georgian 9k 5.50 CTW Foiled Amethyst Cabochon Drop Earrings in the Rococo Revival Style
Georgian 9k 5.50 CTW Foiled Amethyst Cabochon Drop Earrings in the Rococo Revival Style
Georgian 9k 5.50 CTW Foiled Amethyst Cabochon Drop Earrings in the Rococo Revival Style
Georgian 9k 5.50 CTW Foiled Amethyst Cabochon Drop Earrings in the Rococo Revival Style
Georgian 9k 5.50 CTW Foiled Amethyst Cabochon Drop Earrings in the Rococo Revival Style
Georgian 9k 5.50 CTW Foiled Amethyst Cabochon Drop Earrings in the Rococo Revival Style
Georgian 9k 5.50 CTW Foiled Amethyst Cabochon Drop Earrings in the Rococo Revival Style
Georgian 9k 5.50 CTW Foiled Amethyst Cabochon Drop Earrings in the Rococo Revival Style
Georgian 9k 5.50 CTW Foiled Amethyst Cabochon Drop Earrings in the Rococo Revival Style
Georgian 9k 5.50 CTW Foiled Amethyst Cabochon Drop Earrings in the Rococo Revival Style

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Georgian 9k 5.50 CTW Foiled Amethyst Cabochon Drop Earrings in the Rococo Revival Style

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General Information:

  • Total Carat Weight:  5.50 ctw
  • Precious Metal Weight: Approximately 1.35 dwt
  • Precious Metal Material: 9k yellow gold (sold to the shop as such)
  • Dimensions: 27.3 x 9.2 mm overall; 21.0 mm approx. ear wire length from lobe; 5.6 & 6.0 mm stone depths; 24.5 mm approx. drop from lobe
  • Weight: 2.13 grams together
  • Markings: None 
  • Era: Amethyst orb components are believed to date to between 1790-1840
  • Buyer Notes: These earrings were purchased by us under the designation of Georgian origins, though it could be that the components of these earrings were reimagined as conversions/fusions to create the pair we have today. Without knowing their precise histories, we cannot assert their make for certain. However, the foiling does help date them to the period described above. Note, too, that the base of the bezels show wear (pictured in the fifth photograph), and that foiled jewels ought not to get wet, and it is always best to be gentle with pieces of such proud age.

Specifications:

  • Center Stone Type: Amethyst (sold to the shop as such)
  • Center Stone Count: Two (2)
  • Center Stone Carat Weight: Approx. 5.50 ctw; 2.62-2.89 ct ea.
  • Center Stone Dimensions: 8.4-9.0 x 5.0 mm 
  • Center Stone Shape: Cabochon with foil backing
  • Center Stone Color: Translucent purple

The Story:

An intriguing pair, these earrings feature amethyst cabochons that are both backed with a foil lining and enclosed within a closed back bezel setting. Foiling was a technique used in order to catch the twinkle of candlelight, which causes light to refract within the translucency of the stone. The metallic nature shoots color across and out of the stone, visually saturating the pieces with a spectrum of jewel tones.

A lovely cyma swirl connects the cabochons to the ear wires, which extend nearly the length of the earrings. These earrings were sold to the shop as Georgian, dating to before 1840. Though it could be that these earrings are actually composed of several antique components, between the bezels, the cymas, and the wires. Conversions of all kinds have long been popular options to keep jewels ever relevant to their wearers.

They show signs of previous maintenance, which is to be expected with pieces of nearly 200 years of age. As such, there is delicate evidence of solder where the cymas meet the bezel, and likewise, the bezels show wear at their bases. Yet, these characteristics are only visible upon very close inspection and not while worn, adding charm to their clearly storied pasts. As with all antique jewels, it is important to wear with care, avoiding wear during vigorous activity. Further, foil backed pieces should not get wet, so as to best preserve the integrity of this unique historic treatment.

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