"Like new" colorful estate jewelry gemstone earrings designed and made by the world class H. Stern jewelry company.
These gorgeous clip-on earrings are in excellent condition showing no sign of prior use. There are no visible scratches or nicks on the gemstones or the 18 K gold settings when examined under 10 X magnification. The earrings are made of 18 K gold with a selection of 38 "full cut" gemstones, each stone is in a bezel setting and each stone measures approximately 3 mm across the crown including the bezel.
the earring design was created by the H. Stern jewelry company in their Brazilian facility during the late 1950's. The company continued to produce rings, bracelets and earrings using this design into the 1970's. The jewelry design became known as the "Sputnik" jewelry because it reminded people of the 1957 Soviet satellite named "Sputnik."
The stones used in these earrings represent the variety of gemstones mined in Brazil. Each earring is set with Aquamarine, Tourmaline in pink and green, Amethyst, golden Citrine and red Garnets. Together, between both earrings there is approximately 4.6 ct weight of "full cut'' semi-precious stones and 8.6 g over all weight.
Each stone is bezel set into an 18 K gold dome that measures 12 mm round at the base and 12 mm high at the top. The top measurement includes the center bezel set stone.
On each earring, were the clip is attached to the gold dome, there is an early makers mark used by the H. Stern company. This jeweler hallmark is a crown on top of a capital "T." The European metal mark of 750 indicating 18 K gold is also located in this location on each piece. On the inside of each ear clip, on the far end away from the dome, there is another makers hallmark used by the H. Stern company. This jewelers hallmark is a square with H. S. stamped inside of it.
A piece of jewelry designed and made by the H. Stern company is a good investment that will keep its value into the future. The company is known for exquisite designs set with quality gems executed with fine workmanship. Their jewelry is worn by European royals, international stage and film stars and collectors of fine jewelry.
These H. Stern earrings represent one of their classic designs from the past, recognizable today because they are unforgettable!