Good morning, my darlings!
Who is in the mood to admire a pair of truly lovely antique Georgian earrings? Hopefully everyone reading this, because that’s what’s about to happen to you.
How lovely is this photo? The Georgian earrings look like they’re doing their best “Draw me like one of your French girls” pose for our benefit. I, for one, am quite appreciative.
These beauties date to the early 1800’s, around 1830. Like many jewels of the period, these Georgian earrings feature foiled-back gemstones: the back of the sealed 15k gold setting of each stone features a thin layer of foil, thought to catch the light and enhance the piece’s color and beauty.
The large, lovely blue stones are aquamarine. The smaller pink stones are slightly harder to identify; the seller describes them as either pink topaz or pink crystal. Either way, they’re incredible.
In my opinion, the color combination (well, and quality) is what makes these Georgian earrings so special. Pink + blue + gold is one of my favorites. It was actually the color scheme I used for my wedding.
The earwires are not original, but they integrate smoothly into the design and make these pretty pieces of history easily wearable.
What do you think, my dears? Will you be dreaming of these Georgian earrings too, or would you prefer something more modern? Or in a different color, perhaps? Tell me your thoughts.
These lovely Georgian earrings are currently for sale by Glorious Antique Jewelry (appropriate name) on 1stdibs. All images and info are thanks to Glorious Antique Jewelry and 1stdibs.
ooooh, shiny! i don’t usually do pastels but those are stunning. i can visualize the whole outfit of period-correct attire to go with these…and i want it, i want it ALL.
Pamela D Lent says
I absolutely love aquamarines, these are exquisite! ♥
Kristen from MA says
I don’t wear yellow gold at all, but I’d make an exception for these earrings. Love them.