Victorian 10kt Rose Gold & French Paste Earrings
French paste is a vintage jewelry term used to describe the practice of using faceted cut glass, cut in the shape of a real gemstone, instead of using gems. This process, which was developed in the 1700's, created the look of a sparkling gemstone or diamond but cost much less than real stones.
A pair of beautiful French paste earrings from the Victorian (ca1880) era! These lovely earrings are made of 10kt rose gold and have a simple, feminine design. Each earring adorns a sparkling French paste stone that dangles freely below a decorative gold topper and earring wire. The French paste stones are prong-set in crown-like settings and have a gorgeous sparkle that resembles real diamonds. Each clasped earring wire hooks securely into place in the back when worn, providing extra security. A simply stunning pair of earrings, they would look beautiful worn day or night!
Measurements: Each earring hangs 7/8" long and is approximately 3/8" at its widest point.
Condition: The overall condition of the earrings is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the rose gold setting, and the French paste stones are intact. The clasped earring wires are secure and in good working condition.