Good condition, normal wear
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.
Paste was commonly used in Germany, where is was sometimes produced in coloured forms, and continued to be used into the 20th Century
Condition reports are provided as a courtesy to clients and are a qualified subjective opinion only. All items are sold ‘as is’.
|February 2018|| 300 – 400
234 – 312
195 – 260