Late Georgian Early Victorian Rose-Cut or ‘Senaille’ Cut Diamond Drop Earrings

Simply the most glorious Late Georgian - Early Victorian pendeloque drop articulated earrings we have had the pleasure of offering for purchase.

Each earring is studded with twenty eight rose-cut or more precisely ‘Senaille cut’ diamonds, each set in silver traditional of the era, with also traditional red gold wash to the fully enclosed backs.
Shepherd hook ear-wires are a replacement and are 9ct gold.

       “A senaille is a simplified rose cut diamond, a small diamond chip with perhaps a few polished facets”.

With a single articulated central drop with one Senaille cut diamond that twinkles with movement, these 19th century earrings look stunning on and finding a matching pair of earrings of this quality and age is near impossible.

Hallmarked with what we firmly believe to be two French hallmarks, however they are indistinct and unfortunately we cannot concisely attribute them. The construction and style together with the positioning of the hallmarks lead us to firmly believe they are of French origin.

Each earrings measures 4cm x 2cm, and with with hooks a full 5cm in drop from ear.

Quite substantial with a combined weight of 13.27 grams.
History of Gold Wash

“Gold wash to the reverse of antique jewellery was standard practice circa 1780. Applied over silver in order to protect the wearer from tarnish to their finery.  This practice was common during the Georgian period”.

STONES
Diamond
MEASUREMENTS
5cm x 2cm With hooks
4cm x 2cm Without hooks
WEIGHT
13.27 Grams combined
MARKS
Two indistinct hallmarks almost certainly French in origin.
CONDITION
Very good antique condition. Ear hooks would be a replacement and are 9ct gold. No issues to note

Please note box is for display

Purchase Summary

Laybys available on all items $500 and over. Contact us for more details.

All our items are antique or vintage unless otherwise stated. Condition will be described, it is the responsibility of the buyer to read and view photos.

Prior to purchase, please view our Purchase Guide & Return Policy. All purchases within Australia will be sent via express post as a complimentary service.International rates apply.  Please view our Shipping & Delivery Policy for more details.

Please note: any duties imposed by countries for importing our items are the buyers responsibility

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