During the 18th and early 19th century fine Diamond and precious stone jewellery was often part of the family heirloom therefore they would have replicas made from Paste to safeguard their heritage. They would take their paste jewels to grand functions and to the party season in London where admirers wouldnt be able to know the difference.
This is now why Paste jewellery is still so highly sought after, as it was made with just the same amount of highly skilled craftsmanship as antique fine precious jewellery, so much so that it has become a collectors item. Antique jewellers often set stones in closed back settings, just like these earrings. These included foil backings under the gems to enhance their scintillation by candlelight.These earrings are a stunning fine piece of history which would make a great addition to any collection. The item "Antique Georgian Green Paste Sterling Silver Drop Dangle Earrings c. 1800" is in sale since Tuesday, August 21, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Vintage Fine Jewellery\Pre-1837". The seller is "daniellew_1d" and is located in Carnforth. This item can be shipped worldwide.