Those exquisite antique French dormeuse beauties are beyond chic!! Perfect for the every day ( living one's best life and all that :) or absolutely fabulous for your elegant evenings when you want to look and feel your sassiest !
They are made of the most gorgeous old 18 carat rose gold and set with the most stunning rose cut diamonds ever!!! That cut?! They are Amsterdam cut diamonds, considered the best and produced in Amsterdam and Antwerp in the 19th century. So superbly chunky... so sparkly... and bright!! They are estimated to weigh 1.10 carats together and be H colour. They measure 0.27 inches in diameter, or 6.9mm and look from the top - or face up, as we say in the trade as one full carat each ! Their fantastic fire, spark and depth are emphasised by the foil setting in a closed back colet. One of them is a tiny bit included on one side with just a feather like inclusion, which just about comes to the surface on one of the edge facets but this is a natural inclusion and often seen with such early diamonds!! You can't see it with the naked eye and it causes no issues to the diamonds stability. The diamonds are tightly set within their pinched collet cone shaped settings, with a coronet setting over the top, ever so pretty! Both earrings are marked with the French horse head hallmark for 18 carat gold and this dates them back to 1838-1919, around 1850 we think and the makers mark - RG. The marks are so lovely and crisp!! We love that so much. Each is 0.62 inches long. The earrings weigh 2.7 grams together, superbly comfortable to wear and their ear fastenings, in typically French way go on from the back of your ear. This might take a little getting used to at first but is a breeze really as practice makes perfect. Their antique condition is very good with just a few things to note. It looks like the diamonds may have been re-set to be cleaned most likely, as the settings are not as super smooth as they usually would be!! On the stone that has the inclusion I mentioned, at about 7/8 o'clock a little part of the finish of the setting has come away. The diamonds are very securely set though which we checked with our jeweller and this is not an issue at all. It is also not noticeable and, as usual we are being very picky ! :)
We love...... and are even slightly obsessed with those gorgeous earrings!! Their fantastic French quality, flair of the design and spirit of timeless beauty and elegance are sheer perfection. The best thing ever is how wonderfully wearable they are! If you like the antique look and would only have one pair......these for sure would be it!
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Antique French Dormeuse Rose Cut Diamond Earrings Circa 1850