Cut steel jewelry came into fashion in the Georgian era and was made and popularly worn through the end of the 19th century. The jewelry is made from cast steel beads which were faceted by hand in the early stages of the style and machined in the later. Once cut, the sparkly studs were then riveted in clusters to produce a high-wattage, glittery jewelry. These cut steel clusters date to the mid-Victorian period. 9k ear wires were added at some point in time.