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Pair of Sapphire Buckles


Sapphire The very wealthy showed their wealth in numerous ways. One was in the details of the garments they wore. These are identical reproductions of an extant pair in a private collection but are made of an alloy that wont tarnish and set with paste. These will accommodate a strap of 1 1/4" with an overall size of 2" by 2 1/4". They are fashionable for 1750s to 1780s wear.

An example from London's Proceedings of the Old Bailey in 1775 a trial for theft from a specific place two men "were indicted for stealing . . .  three pair of silver shoe-buckles set with stones, 30 s. another pair of silver shoe-buckles set with stones, 10 s. . . .  three carats weight of rubies, 40 s. . . .  three carats weight of emeralds, 10 s. . . .  with antique diamonds, rubies, and other precious stones, 20 l. . . .  twenty carats weight of garnets, saphires, and amethists, 5 l."

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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 04 October, 2016.

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