Antique Georgian Cut Steel Earrings

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A magnificent pair of 18th century Georgian Cut Steel earrings. Entirely made by hand, with each teeny, tiny section shaped and faceted with immense skill and attention to detail and then applied to the shaped backing, the height of fashion in the mid 18th century, English Cut Steel was famous for it's beauty.

They make a fabulous show (and talking point) to any outfit and are splendrously sparkly in a gorgeous antique greyed way. 

A craft originating in the steelworks of Woodstock in Oxfordshire, 'ornamental steelwork' is first seen in the late 17th century and by the 1720's there are records of businesses specialising in this kind of work. Of superb quality and workmanship; entirely and laboriously hand made, these would probably have taken at least a couple of days work to hand pierce all of the shapes (see the reverse), file all of the rivets to shape and then attach them. Quite astonishing!  

The wonder of them is that the back is as interesting as the front, as one can see the painstaking construction (and repair) of this incredible piece so clearly. Worn for over 250 years; the earrings now have new shop made Silver wires to replace the screw fittings which themselves were probably added some time in the early 20th century... 

The earrings hang at 6.5cm from the top of the wires. 

Read our BLOG article here. 

Most of our rings can be adjusted to fit for free, this can be done on purchase by making a note in the order form if you know the size, or at a later date if it is a gift. You can download our handy ring sizing guide here, but don't hesitate to contact us if you need further help with this. If visiting us size adjustments can usually be done in around an hour-ish. 

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Our email address is sales@fetheray.com

You can call us on 01273 326618

Buying from us...

Payment is made securely through Shopify with a credit or debit card, or alternatively via bank transfer, Paypal, cheque or cash. Our telephone number is 01273 326618. 

Once payment has been received, you will receive an email confirmation of your order and we will begin to arrange delivery of your purchase.

All items come with a presentation box and items over £500 with an insurance valuation. In the rare instance that the original box is available, this will be included. We can also giftwrap your special purchase.

Returns or exchanges are simple, should your purchase be unsuitable for any reason.

Delivery of your precious items...

UK Delivery

Posted by insured and trackable Royal Mail ‘Special Delivery’. Guaranteed for the next day after posting.

International Delivery

Outside of the UK delivery costs £12.50. We use Royal Mail Tracked and Signed, but we often upgrade to FedEx courier for free.

Shop Pick-up

All of our items can be viewed in our shop in Brighton Lanes, so if you'd like to order and pick up just let us know...