EARRINGS

Earrings are individually hand-assembled of hand-crafted components, so items may differ slightly from those shown. Some matching earring/necklace sets possible.

Offerings currently available or coming soon~~

~~Drops of silver-set cabochon garnet, amethyst, moonstone, peridot, or black onyx, on your choice of either sterling silver lever-backs which enter your ear correctly, from the back, or sterling shepherd-hook earwires accented with beadwork to evoke the gem-set earwires of 18th century originals.

~~Faceted garnet, peridot, blue topaz or white topaz gems in closed-back sterling silver settings, on your choice of either sterling silver lever-backs which enter your ear correctly, from the back, or sterling shepherd-hook earwires accented with beadwork to evoke the gem-set earwires of 18th century originals.

~~Smooth tear-drops of lapis, rose quartz, onyx, pearl or carnelian, in a sterling setting, on your choice of either sterling silver lever-backs which enter your ear correctly, from the back, or sterling shepherd-hook earwires accented with beadwork to evoke the gem-set earwires of 18th century originals.

~~Hand-cut briolette drops in amethyst, citrine, rose quartz or smoky topaz. The unevenness of unmistakable hand-done gem-cutting, remarkably like that seen on 18th century originals, is a rare find in the modern machine-made world. Mounted on your choice of sterling silver lever-backs or ornamented sterling silver shepherd-hook wires.

~~Spherical gemstone 6mm bead drops accented with crystal clear quartz beads and silver findings. Mounted on your choice of sterling silver lever-backs or ornamented sterling silver shepherd-hook wires.

All earrings $25.00/pair unless specified otherwise.

When ordering jewelry, please add $7.00 shipping charges to your payment.
One shipping charge of $7.00 will cover the shipping costs of up to three items if ordered together.



a. One simple pearl, the essence of elegance, here in a teardrop pearl earring with sterling findings, on sterling leverback wires which enter through the back of your ear in the correct period manner. Total length of drop, excluding earwire, is 13mm.

Available in your choice of a 7-8mm teardrop pearl of bleached white, or an 8-9mm teardrop pearl in old-rose (a cool pink) or peach, each a natural color of the freshwater pearl.



IMPROVED! After searching out rare examples of original 18th century pearl drops, I have revised the construction of this earring to more accurately resemble the originals. The earring now features a pearl drilled all the way through, suspended on a sterling wire shaft, with sterling findings and no glue.
Please specify white, peach, or cool-pink.

$25.00



b. Hand-cut rose quartz briolette drops bear all the irregularities, inclusions and luster which make them unmistakably genuine stones. Mounted in sterling cones and set off with a water-clear topaz bead, these lovelies dangle from beaded sterling shepherd-hook wires for lots of sparkle in the candlelight! Total length of drop, not including beaded earwire, is 24mm.
$25.00



c. These hand-cut rose quartz briolette drops bear all the irregularities, inclusions and luster which make them unmistakably genuine stones. Mounted in sterling petal shaped settings and set off with a rock crystal bead, suspended from sterling leverback wires which enter through the back of your ear in the correct period manner. Total length of drop, not including earwire, is 30mm.
$25.00
d. These hand-cut citrine briolette drops bear all the irregularities, inclusions and "fire" which make them unmistakably genuine stones. Mounted in sterling cones and set off with a water-clear topaz bead, these lovelies dangle from beaded sterling shepherd-hook wires for lots of sparkle in the candlelight! Total length of drop, not including beaded earwire, is 24mm.
$25.00
e. Hand-cut briolette drops of deep purple amethysts are mounted in sterling cones, accented with hand-faceted "raspberry" garnets and suspended on beaded sterling shepherd-hook wires for a rich, elegant effect. Luscious! Total length of drop, not including beaded earwire, is 22mm.
$25.00
g. Rich red (dyed) coral, to emulate the irreplaceable coral of old, here in 6mm beads set in fluted sterling mounts and suspended from sparkling sterling shepherd-hook earwires with gadroon edging, chosen to evoke the faceted glitter of 18th century diamonds. Total length of earring, not including earwire, is 21mm.
$25.00
h. Splendid pearls in natural tones of peach or cool-pink, 8-9mm round pearls suspended on sterling findings and fish-hook wires. Please specify color preference.
$25.00
i. Lavish girandole earrings, faceted garnet gems with freshwater pearl drops, set in silver, with shepherd-hook wires. The garnets in these earrings have slightly open-backed settings. Similar to the earrings worn by Pietro Rotari's "Woman in a Red Dress", these have great "period" style. Total length of earring, not including earwire, is 17mm.
$30.00
k. Deep blue lapis lazuli, here in 6mm beads set in fluted sterling mounts and suspended from sparkling sterling shepherd-hook earwires with gadroon edging, chosen to evoke the faceted glitter of 18th century diamonds. Total length of earring, not including earwire, is 22mm.
$25.00
m. NEW Smooth, lustrous, black onyx teardrops hang below black onyx cabochon stones in a period-proper closed back setting of sterling. These are appropriate to wear for “mourning jewelry” or just-because. Total length of earring, not including earwire, is 45mm.
$30.00
n. Faceted gem-cut garnets in a period-proper closed back setting of sterling, hang from an ornately beaded sterling ear-wire, to sparkle in the candlelight. Total length of earring, not including earwire, is 25mm. Also available in amethyst.
$30.00
q. Deep blue lapis lazuli teardrops, set in sterling silver petal mounts, hang from sterling shepherd-hook earwires with gadroon edging, chosen to evoke the faceted glitter of 18th century diamonds. Total length of earring, not including earwire, is 30mm. $30.00
r. Long, elegant carnelian teardrops in sterling cone settings recreate the early Neo-Classic style, rendering these earrings an excellent choice for late 18th century, Federal and Regency wear. Hanging from beaded sterling silver wires for extra sparkle, with a total length of 35mm, not including the earwire.
$30.00
t. Simple, but elegant, these earrings have an onyx cabochon, complemented by a midnight brown topaz bead, in a sterling silver setting. Not including the shepherd-hook wires, they are 26mm in length. Also available in garnet with garnet, amethyst with amethyst, turquoise with turquoise, or carnelian cabochon with a clear citrine bead.
$15.00
v. New to my jewel cabinet, iolite gemstones, an affordable alternative to blue sapphires! Here, these rich blue faceted gems appear as the leaves on a "giardinetti" style earring. In 18th century jewelry, silver pieces set with colored stones to resemble flower or plant forms were very fashionable, and are called "giardinetti" or "little garden" pieces.
This style is only available set with lavender amethyst. These earrings have slightly open-back settings. Total length of earring, not including the earwire, 35mm.
$25.00
w. This girandole earring features sterling filigree with a tiny floral bowknot, and three fat pendant gemstone drops. A truly magnificent earring! Shown here in 6mm oval pearls and 6mm amethysts. You may have these made for you in the gemstone of your choice; contact me to find out which gems are available. Total length of earring, not including the earwire, 30mm.
$40.00


When ordering jewelry, please add $7.00 shipping charges to your payment.
One shipping charge of $7.00 will cover the shipping costs of up to three items if ordered together.



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