A rare pair of early Victorian paste earrings in classic button back settings. These near-pristine earrings are unusual in that the paste stones are a rectangular French cut, whereas often such pieces would have been in a round or oval cut. The stones are near pristine with only the smallest of microscopic nibbles to surface edges and one small chip near the hook of one earring. The paste is a regal purple with a foil backing that makes them glow from within and seem even more vibrant as they are turned in the light. The button backs are 9ct gold cased, however they mounted onto traditional earring hooks that are beautifully crafted in solid 9ct. A truly beautiful pair and rare.
Antique Button Back Earrings
Amethyst Measurements: 12.55mm x 12.25mm
Metal: 9ct gold