An oval garnet stone is offset by textured sterling silver and yellow gold plate on these fern leaf earrings for a look that is completely unique and tastefully modern. Post backs.
Sterling silver and yellow gold plate
Use silver polish.
Colonial Williamsburg's DeWitt Wallace Collections and Conservation Building contains a small sampling of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century jewelry. The pieces are valued more for their beauty, or their historical associations, than their monetary worth. Precious and semiprecious stones - diamonds, rubies, emeralds, topaz, and garnets - were as highly prized in the colonial period as they are today, as were gold and silver.