Georgian Early 1800s Cut Steel Antique Tassel Earrings

These beautiful and well preserved examples of cut steel jewellery date from the early 1800s.  

Condition Report:

Very Good - A couple of tiny flecks of rust on the surface of a couple of the cut steel panels. This is consistent with age and use and does not detract from the overall appeal of the piece. 

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The Details...

These earrings are created from cut steel. They feature round, highly faceted, cut steel studs. These cut steel studs are riveted onto a steel backing to form a tiered design detailed with tassels. These earrings have their original hooks making them suitable for pierced ears. They measure 4.5cm x 1.75cm. 

A Short History...

From the 1700s through to the mid 1800s, cut steel was a highly popular material in jewellery manufacture. It sparkled like diamonds, but was less expensive. It catered for a middle class of jewel enthusiast being more costly than paste. Cut steel was a particularly coveted material in French society. When Napoleon's second Empress, Marie-Louise, commissioned sets made out of cut steel, she made it very fashionable indeed. 

Wear it With...

These earrings are perfect for day or evening, working as well with a blazer and jeans as they do with a floral midi-dress. 

  • Colour Silver
  • Occasion Wedding Guest, The Festive Season, Smart Casual, Cocktail and Evening
  • Trend Delicate and Demure