Dimensions: 124 mm long
Weight: 22.6 grams
Good condition, with wear commensurate with age
In an area of highly collectible antique jewellery, the term “paste” refers to colourless gems that were made of a highly refractive and dispersive hand-cut specialty glass that was made for use in fine jewellery, and was utilized in many prestige jewels in the 1700s and the 1800s. Paste was made to produce a brilliance resembling that of diamonds, and was used in precious jewellery, often made in silver and gold. Paste was used as an alternative to diamonds at a time when there was very limited availability of diamonds in the world.
Condition reports are provided as a courtesy to clients and are a qualified subjective opinion only. All items are sold ‘as is’.
|February 2018|| 500 – 700
390 – 546
325 – 455