Edwardian Sterling/14kt Saphiret Teardrop + Champagne Paste Earrings
Saphiret is a form of art glass dating back to the mid 1800s. Originating in Czechoslovakia, it consists of a hybrid of sapphire-colored glass and liquid gold. When combined, the two materials produce an unusual multi-colored appearance. Although the glass appears to be brownish-red in color, it emits a blue flash when caught in the light.
A beautiful pair of earrings from the Edwardian (1910s) era! These unique earrings are crafted in sterling silver and each feature a wonderful Saphiret teardrop link. The translucent glass displays a smoothly polished surface and exhibits a light blueish green hue with reddish brown undertones and an iridescent flash. The quality of the color play is difficult to capture in a photograph, but is quite striking in person. A champagne-colored French paste stone set in sterling silver adorns each surmount, connecting to a 14kt yellow gold wire, and dangling below is a sterling bar link which is riveted into the top of the Saphiret teardrop. The earrings hang with lovely motion, catching the light with every turn. This truly unique pair of earrings would make a wonderful addition to any collection and a perfect gift for someone special!
Measurements: The earrings hang approximately 1 5/8" long and are 3/8" at the widest point.
Condition: The overall condition of the earrings is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the sterling silver setting or gold wires. The saphiret glass teardrops and paste stones are intact and securely set.