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Victorian Jewelry: VJ146

THE BRILLIANCE OF CUT STEEL ( Victorian Jewelry Cut Steel Earrings ): These drop earrings are a gorgeous example of Victorian cut steel jewelry. (c. 1850-60) English or French in origin, these light weight earrings shimmer and glint from every angle. Used as an alternative for the look and impact of early cut diamonds, cut steel in jewelry became a highly refined process. Each small steel bead or stud is hand cut, faceted, polished and painstakingly riveted onto a metal (typically brass) back piece. The steel studs are densely set to provide remarkable brilliance. (Photos can not capture their true sparkle.) As the light dances from one facet to another, you can imagine the sparkling effect when worn dancing at a ball. The Shepard’s hook earwires are jeweler tested Sterling Silver. These beauties are certainly “eye dazzlers”. We often think of steel being durable – in actuality cut steel did not often survive the centuries and earring of this material are extremely difficult to obtain. Naturally this has made them highly prized by collectors. Simply divine and flattering to every face, the pristine condition of these earrings is remarkable. Picture wearing these to dinner or the ballet. Condition: Excellent. No rust. Size: 1 5/8” long, 1 3/4” wide.

 

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