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Georgian Opaline Paste Earrings


These luminous early 19th century earrings are fashioned in silver and set with opaline paste. Opaline glass - a semi matte opalescent glass with peach and blue tones - was invented in 17th century Italy. Facet and smooth this glass into a gem shape, back it in rose-hued foil and mount it in closed, dished settings, and you have opaline paste. These earrings were converted from a larger piece of jewelry (or possibly fancy cuff links) at some point in history.


  • Materials

    silver, newer 9k gold ear wires, 1.27cm rose cut opaline pastes

  • Age

    c. 1800

  • Condition

    Very good - converted into earrings from some other piece of jewelry (probably cufflinks)

  • Size

    3/4" length measured from the top of the wire, 5/8" diameter





please note:Terms of Sale

Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.