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    Posted 6 years ago

    TassieDevil
    (175 items)

    Hello everyone.

    Have had this for about 3 years now. The first time I saw it was when it was listed as a 15ct gold single earring included in a group of military buttons!!!! Did not bid as I wasn't sure, and did not want the buttons! Any way the group sold!

    A week or so later, much to my delight, the buyer, who obviously just wanted the buttons, listed the earring for $17.00!!! I was very lucky to win it for this price!!

    As you can see I hope in the pictures it has the saw tooth edges, hinged reverse fitting and I do believe the fixed ring might be a wig loop.....
    It appears to have the gold wire work decoration under the crystal. (It came with the extra loop....maybe someone had been wearing it on a chain, so I have left it on). Might even be pre Georgian? Love to hear what you think, thanks

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    1. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 6 years ago
      Some people have suggested that it would make a lovely ring....which it would! but I just can't bring myself to do that.....
    2. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 6 years ago
      Hi NevadaBlades.....many thanks!
    3. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 6 years ago
      Thank you vetraio50, much appreciated!
    4. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      Yes, this is Georgian as the earring must be placed in the ear back-to-front. Are there any gold marks on it at all?

      These are similar.

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/191611749527
    5. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      You were very lucky!
      Great jewelry knowledge too, not everybody knows about the wig loop :-)
      I would keep it as is, (only remove the added ring), and use it as a bale on a bead necklace for hanging another spare find!
    6. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 6 years ago
      Thanks efesgirl, appreciated and for the link and love. No hallmarks, but I would not have expected there to be.
    7. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 6 years ago
      Thanks kyratango, yes I was pretty excited! And really appreciate your lovely comment and appreciation.
    8. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 6 years ago
      Many thanks racer4four!
    9. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 6 years ago
      Much appreciated thanks to aura, nutsabotas6nutsabotas6 and valentino97 for the "Love" !
    10. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
      They call them Stuart Crystals.
    11. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
      http://www.ebay.com/itm/Beautiful-Rare-Pre-Georgian-Gold-Stuart-Crystal-Earrings-c1680s/252381319282?_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D36143%26meid%3D75950a651e724510a543a488fec5409a%26pid%3D100011%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D2%26sd%3D191611749527
    12. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 6 years ago
      Yes, thanks Celiene they are beautiful aren't they....very happy just to have one earring! Thanks for the love and the link.
    13. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 6 years ago
      Thank you AzTom for the love!
    14. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 6 years ago
      SEAN68....thanks very much...appreciated!
    15. davyd286, 6 years ago
      The smaller loop directly attached to the earwire is actually a "stop", placed there to prevent the earring from tipping upside down when worn. A wig loop would have been more permanently attached to the earwire but the place on the metal where it used to be often gets buffed out and hard to find, so the "jumpring" is an addition and can be removed. Such a small earring wouldn't even need a wig loop due to its light weight, even if it had a removable drop pendant, it would be relatively small.
    16. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 6 years ago
      Hello davyd286, thank you very much for all this great information!! It makes perfect sense to me...... and is really appreciated. Kind regards, Judy
    17. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 6 years ago
      Many thanks martika and PhilDMorris!
    18. antiquerose antiquerose, 6 years ago
      Sweet sweet sweet Piece !!
    19. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 6 years ago
      Thanks so much rose for the lovely comment and for the love!
    20. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      thank you glassiegirl and kiwipaul for looking and the love!
    21. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Vintageforever, thanks for looking and the love!
    22. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Thanks very much Elisabethan.....appreciate the love!
    23. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Thanks very much mareredware .....appreciate the love!!
    24. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Hello inky, thanks very much for the love.....really appreciated!!
    25. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Appreciate the love Betweenthelens, thank you!!
    26. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Nicspawee , really appreciate the love, thank you!!
    27. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Appreciate the love Thomas, thank you!
    28. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Appreciate the love Elizabethan, thank you!
    29. fleafinder fleafinder, 5 years ago
      great buy tassie! wowow georgian means like really antique right?
    30. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Thanks Fleafinder, yes really old, 1714 to 1830 or there about! Appreciate the love too thanks!
    31. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Jpriddy, Roddy and Zilla, thanks very much everyone for taking the time to look and love, very much appreciated!!
    32. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Appreciate the love Katherine, thank you!
    33. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      Appreciate the love Kerry, thank you very much!
    34. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Thanks for the love Jenni and for bringing this post back up:-) )

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