Victorian Pearl Paste Earrings in 14k
Paste jewelry is a special type of flint glass that emulates a number of gemstones. The origins of Paste jewelry date back to the mid-18th century. Much of the beauty and appeal of antique Paste jewelry is that it was such a difficult and labor-intensive thing to produce. The special Paste glass was cut and polished by hand so that is shone and glittered. Sometimes the craftsmanship was so superb that you couldn't tell the difference between a paste and the real thing.
This pair features three paste pearls, each in the center of a flower, and are dainty additions to any look or collection!
Materials and Features: 14k gold, paste pearl
Condition: Excellent condition.
Please view and inspect any photos closely. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces; please take the age of the piece into account when examining the piece. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.