A ruby and diamond necklace and earring suite, circa 1770 The necklace designed as a highly stylised openwork band of floral and foliate motifs, set throughout with vari-cut diamonds and rubies, suspending an esclavage motif, accompanied by a pair of similarly-set girandole earrings, all stones in foiled closed-back silver settings, convertible to a tiara, later frame supplied, earring length 6.5cm, fitted case
pins keep wraps and scarves in place. necklaces, earrings, and even tiaras worn to night parties. bracelets came in pairs. made out of precious metals, real or glass/paste gems. colored stones and clear stones were often foiled to give color. diamonds and pearls, and finely carved cameos.