Since at least the Roman era, people have been desperately trying to make imitation gems that look real. Things didn't get good until the 1700's, when "paste" was developed. The components were mixed wet to ensure a thorough and even distribution - hence the name. These small scale Georgian earrings feature cushion cut pastes in dished, fluted gold settings.
10k gold (tests), paste stones
1/4" (these wear like stud earrings)
1714 — 1837
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.
The art of transforming glass into gemstones.