These Baguette Cut Paste Stone Stud Earrings are handmade in the historical tradition of antique paste jewelry. The petite baguette cut stones have skilled faceting that gives them a stunning sparkle in a size that's wearable for day or night. Considered modern heirlooms, these earrings are made from vintage deadstock crystals hand-set in vintage sterling silver settings. Paste stones are made from a specialized glass that is highly refractive to mimic the sparkle of diamonds. The tradition of paste jewelry goes back much further in time, but reached the height of popularity in the 18th and 19th century. The material takes particular skill to cut and polish, and paste jewelers were highly revered in their time. They could achieve effects with paste that could not be achieved with diamonds. Paste jewelry was worn by royalty and aristocracy.
- Sterling silver with paste stones
- UPC: 889519123734