Originally created as fine quality mourning jewellery , this extremely rare pair of Georgian Antique Locket Earrings Gold Jet Real Seed Pearls c1820’s have had the photo or locket of hair removed!
With what appears to be a piece of fabric having been placed within to add quite an appropriate colourway to the earrings , one great aspect to these genuinely rare Victorian earrings being that you can add pretty much any hing of appropriate size to the locket sections !
Any colour can be used which will naturally change the appearance considerably with different coloured internal backgrounds behind the crystal …… which is not difficult to remove.
Being a considerable positive , and being easy to do , they provide options that very few pairs Georgian earrings do!
If you look to the cabochon shaped crystal you will see the gold bezel. This is where the crystal locket cover is removed. Once removed the area within is considerably wider than the crystal is , as the area under is broader than the opening.
You can add “electric blue” , Royal Blue , pure white , Ivory , black , amber colour or a piece of amber / opal doublet ~ which being magnified by the cabochon crystal , would enhance the opal beautifully!
These Georgian Antique Locket Earrings Gold Jet Real Seed Pearls c1820’s test to 10ct or a little higher and are guaranteed to be at least 9ct Gold.
At approx; 37 mms of hang and with a combined weight of well over 12 grams ~ these Georgian Antique Locket Earrings Gold Jet Seed Pearls c1820’s are of both good proportions , size and weight.
Original gold hinged shepherds hooks , being a welcomed sight on any antique earrings and a feature of Georgian earrings.
The pearls are also particularly white & bright ~ perhaps indicating that apart from being finest quality genuine pearls , they have not been worn a great deal neither. Held firmly in place with typical Georgian crimped manner. One thing is for certain , apart from the real pearls being extremely white & bright ~ the entire earrings are very well made indeed and without any doubt whatsoever ………. were made for a women of means.
These Georgian Antique Locket Earrings Gold Jet Real Seed Pearls c1820’s would have been very expensive and affordable to a small percentage of the population when made.
The couple of faceted jet can be very inexpensively replaced and if required , yet will not be noticed as they when they are being worn.
This is a fine pair of Georgian Antique Locket Earrings Gold Jet Real Seed Pearls c1820’s , that provide options that very few antique earrings do! They are beautifully made and remain in excellent condition.
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