Exceptional Early 19th Century Diamond Earrings with Fig Leaves
Most of the world during the Georgian era felt light-hearted and very social and their jewelry reflected the sentiment. Fashion trends of the time were bright and fanciful, even for the men, and changing with lightning speed – gaining popularity in one country then moving to another and months later, back again to the first.
Jewelry styles in the Georgian period were mostly broken up into day and night pieces. By day, a woman might wear a cameo, small colored stone rings, earrings, a necklace, and most notably a châtelaine. But come nighttime, jewelry took a much more elaborate turn. The evenings belonged to diamonds. Rose-cut and mine-cut would have been prevalent at this time. How better to sparkle in the candlelight than with diamonds?
This exemplary pair features diamond fig leaves, adding that glisten and feminine nature the Georgian era is known for. Delicate, abundant, and edible, fig seeds signify universal understanding, unity, and truth. Think about all those tiny, jewel-toned specks, unified in their purpose of creating more life, a mass of purpose.
Materials & Features: Diamond, 18k gold, sterling silver
Age/Origin: Early 19th C, c.1810-30, English
Measurements: 4 grams each, 1" length
Condition: Excellent condition.
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