A special pair of Georgian torpedo earrings, I will admit that since we received them back from the jeweler last week, I've scarcely taken them off. In 9ct gold, this beautiful pair exemplifies all of my favorite Georgian details-- while some examples will have more cannetile work, I've never seen a pair with only floral etching before. They have a sleek timelessness to their design, while firmly being in the realm of the 1830-40's for the shape and execution.
A note on different purities of gold! The bottoms of these earrings are in a lower carat than the bodies! This indicates that they were perhaps made of family gold that was melted to create them, or other pieces exchanged for these earrings. It helps us to further verify and authenticate the dating and was a common practice at the time. Gold regulation was not as strict in the realm of "fashion jewelry" as it was with mourning jewelry, wedding bands, etc, which were regularly hallmarked in England at the end of the 18th to the beginning of the 19th century and beyond.
This pair of earrings drops 3" and look beautiful with any look, day or night.
Materials and Features: 9ct gold, 15ct gold
Age/Origin: English, c. 1830-1840
Measurements: 9.6 grams for the pair
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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