Georgian Early 1800s Cut Steel Flower Design Drop Earrings

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

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The Details...

These earrings are created from highly faceted from cut steel studs. They form a disc design with a flower motif at their centre. These earrings have their original hooks, making them suitable for pierced ears. They measure 3.5cm 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 Work, Wedding Guest, The Festive Season, Smart Casual, Everyday, Cocktail and Evening, Bridal
  • Trend Delicate and Demure