Georgian Torpedo Earrings

Right now in the shop we have a great pair of Georgian "torpedo" earrings. These elongated gold drop earrings were popular in the 1820s and 30s, and often decorated with intricate cannetille wirework. 

Georgian "torpedo" earrings in 15k yellow gold with cannetille rosettes and fluted dangles. c. 1830. Available for sale at Gray & Davis.

Georgian "torpedo" earrings in 15k yellow gold with cannetille rosettes and fluted dangles. c. 1830. Available for sale at Gray & Davis.

Here are a few portraits that illustrate how torpedo earrings would have been worn back in the nineteenth-century:

"Young Brunette Woman," oil on canvas, British School 1830s. Offered by Hillcrest Collections via 1st dibs. 

"Young Brunette Woman," oil on canvas, British School 1830s. Offered by Hillcrest Collections via 1st dibs. 

Senora Manuela Suarez Lastra de Garmendia (1800 - 1875) by Pellegrini. Quite a name and quite a hairdo!

Senora Manuela Suarez Lastra de Garmendia (1800 - 1875) by Pellegrini. Quite a name and quite a hairdo!

Maria Teresa of Savoy, Duchess of Parma (1803 - 1879)

Maria Teresa of Savoy, Duchess of Parma (1803 - 1879)