A. Brandt + Son

Late Victorian English 9kt French Paste Cluster Stud Earrings

SKU: 39709

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 1700s, created the look of a sparkling gemstone or diamond but cost much less than real stones.

A gorgeous pair of English French paste earrings from the Late Victorian (ca1900) era! These beautiful studs feature a cluster of sparkling French paste crystals held within a 9kt gold setting. At the center is a white Mine Cut crystal, surrounded by a border of soft yellow crystals that form a sparkling border. Secure gold posts and earring backs rest on the reverse side of the setting. When worn, the French paste sparkles beautifully, closely resembling diamonds. A gorgeous pair of antique studs, they would look wonderful worn day or night!

Measurements: Each French paste cluster measures approximately 3/8" in diameter, and is about 3/16" thick.

Condition: The overall condition of the earrings is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting or posts and earring backs. All of the French paste crystals are intact and securely set.

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