Antique Pair of French Cut-Steel Earrings
Pair of Mid-19th Century French Cut Steel Earrings Circa. 1850-1860
Gorgeous, slim pair of 3 1/4 inch cut steel earrings. Looks like bananas on the stem! Sterling ear wires are a new replacement
Cut steel earrings were popular during the Georgian and Victorian eras They were worn mainly in the evening when candlelight would enhance their great reflective properties. Cut steel was a viable alternative to diamond earrings. Today, cut steel can be worn both in the evening and afternoon.....with any wardrobe.
Earrings measure 3 1/4 inches long with ear wire 1/2 inch wide, at their widest Total weight is 14.3 g. 9.2 dwt
In pristine condition