This is a gorgeous platinum and 18K yellow gold pair by McTeigue & Company, circa 1970s. The diamonds are VS-1-2 in clarity, F in color, total diamond weight is estimated to be 1.20ct. Super quality diamonds, of course! They are for pierced ears with secure omega backs. The weight is 6.3 grams. Each earring is 17.8mm x 10.8mm.
Founded in New York in 1895, the Walter P. McTeigue & Company designed and manufactured fine handmade precious jewelry and was a highly regarded "behind the scene" jeweler to the trade throughout the 20th century. Among their customers were the country’s finest retailers including Tiffany & Company, J.E. Caldwell, C.D. Peacock, Black, Oscar Heyman, Starr & Frost and Shreve, Crump & Low. To this day the McTeigue & Co. name is a hallmark of exquisite design and craftsmanship. In 1990, after nearly 100 years of making jewelry for fine retailers, Tiffany & Co. purchased McTeigue & Company and its inventory, equipment and archive of designs. The McTeigue family continues as dealers in fine diamonds, precious stones and estate jewelry.
McTeigue Diamond 18K Gold Platinum Earrings Designer