A magnificent pair of earrings from the Georgian (ca1750s) era! Crafted in sterling silver, these earrings begin with a simple earring wire atop three graduated round settings, the top two adorning glinting Rose Cut diamonds in faux collet settings. An ornate design hangs below, its elaborate crafting using negative space to create a truly unique and interesting look as if an animal is peering over the top. A diamond-encrusted acorn finishes the design, set with Rose Cut diamonds on the front and displaying a textured cap on its backside. All of the Rose Cut diamonds in this design rest in closed-back settings to enhance their sparkle. These earrings are an incredible example of wearable Georgian art, and would make for a phenomenal addition to any early collection!
Measurements: The earrings hang approximately 2 1/8" excluding the earring wire, 2 1/2" including the wire. The earrings measure slightly more than 1/2" at their widest point and are 7/32" at their deepest point.
Condition: The earrings are in excellent antique condition. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold and silver-topped setting. There is a natural patina on the sterling silver, typical for antiques of this era. All of the diamonds are intact and securely set. The earring wires are secure and in good working condition.