A beautiful pair of antique Georgian period earrings. These earrings are typical of the period, with high carat (around 15-18ct) post backs and sterling silver pinched collet settings. Each earring features a beautiful old cut paste glass stone - popular in the regency period to simulate diamonds, paste stones were actually very difficult to produce and are a work of art in themselves - hand cut to sparkle like diamonds. The paste stones in these earrings each measures around 5 mms in diameter with nice depth too.
The photos really do not do justice to what a bright clean sparkle these earrings have!
These gorgeous earrings are a stud style for pierced ears. There are no marks on the earrings, the posts and back of the collet test as high carat (15-18ct) gold, the front collet setting test as sterling silver, and the butterfly backs are a more modern addition and are both marked 9ct gold. Together they weigh 2.4 grams, making them a substantial pair but also comfortable for daily wear if desired.
In good antique condition, with just minimal light wear. One paste stone has a little wear and a few light nibbles. Both have very very slight tarnish. I would not recommended submerging these earrings to clean them, as it is possible the stones have foil to the back to enhance their sparkle. Please see the photos.
Please pay attention to the written sizes given as the photographs have been taken close up to show detail - which may also make the item appear bigger than in person
We accept layaway requests for items where the value exceeds £100 GBP. An initial deposit of 20% of the item cost to hold the piece is required, and full payment is to be made within 6 weeks. Instalments can be made towards the Paypal invoice as and when suits you within the 6 week period. Once the final payment has cleared the item will be shipped.
Please note as a small business we can't hold layaways for longer than 6 weeks. Please be advised layaway items are a final sale and non-returnable, and layaway items are not included in any discounts, promotion codes or shop sales. If you change your mind during your layaway plan and no longer want your item, you will forfeit your deposit. The deposit ir non-refundable and non-transferable.
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We aim to post every order within 48 hours of the order being placed, but usually we post within 24. For this reason, we cannot usually accept order cancellations as we would require notice of cancellation prior to the item shipping. Please be aware that International orders can take up to 28 working days to arrive, sometimes they can be held up outwith our control due to Customs or other mail delays.
POSTAGE COSTS AND SERVICES:
UK ORDERS: All items are sent via a tracked and insured service (Either 1st Class Recorded Delivery or Next Day Special Delivery), we will update you with your parcel tracking number after it has been posted so that you can follow its journey to you.
INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: For items under £60 you may select standard airmail or International Tracked and Signed. Standard airmail has no tracking or insurance, and therefore if the parcel goes missing in the post we cannot be held liable or claim for compensation. We encourage all buyers to pay for the Tracked service, as this comes with £250 insurance cover in the event that the parcel goes missing. £250 is the maximum amount that we can insure any parcel for. If you are ordering multiple items that total over £250, we encourage you to place individual orders and have them send individually, to allow for more complete insurance cover.
INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: For items over £60 - We post all items over the value of £60 by International Tracked and Signed Delivery. You will be updated with a tracking number after the parcel has been dispatched. Please do not be alarmed if the tracking goes quiet for a few days - this is common when the parcel is passing through customs.
It's very rare for a parcel to go missing, we have only had ever 1 parcel go missing out of thousands sent over the course of 4 years. We unfortunately cannot be held responsible for items which go missing in the post, we always obtain a receipt to prove that we have fulfilled our duties and have shipped the item via whichever method you selected. If you selected International Tracked delivery then we can file an insurance claim to seek reimbursement for the missing parcel up to the value of £250, however if you selected standard airmail then no compensation can be claimed.
Customers are responsible for entering the correct shipping information; changes to shipping address after order is placed can not be guaranteed. Re-shipping orders returned to us due to buyer error (incorrect address at checkout) will incur new postage charges which are the sole responsibility of the buyer.
Customers are responsible for all duties, taxes, associated with Customs.
We are sure you will be delighted with your purchase, but in the case where you are not we will offer you a full refund on the safe return of the item. The item must be in original condition with no alterations, damage or additional wear to be eligible for a refund. Please inform us of your intent to return within 3 days of the item arriving, and post back within 7.
Please note that return postage is payable by the buyer and not Dear Rose, With Love, and original postage costs are non refundable. Please ensure all original packaging is used to send the item back, and please use a tracked shipping method. International orders returned must clearly state 'RETURN' on the outer packaging to avoid us incurring customs charges. If the customer does not mark 'Return' on the parcel and we incur Customs charges due to this then the amount will be deducted from their refund price.
All items are sent fully gift wrapped as standard - either in a gift box, gift bag, or gift wrap. It's not a problem to post directly to your recipient if you are gifting, if you would like us to included a custom note or message in the parcel just let us know when you place your order!