These fabulous antique earrings hail from around 1840's Continental Europe. Their hallmarks are not legible but the style and workmanship point to the Austro-Hungarian Empire as the place of their origin.
They are made in a lovely, rich coloured 14 carat rose gold and silver which we confirmed by testing. Their drops can be removed and they can be worn as short dormouse's or as the long dangly earrings. Both versions are fantastically attractive and elegant on and it is lovely to be able to swap and change the look. As they are entirely hand crafted both the tops and the drops vary slightly in size. The tops are 0.66 and 0.62 inches and the drops 0.75 and 0.74 inches long. The earrings are 0.33 inches wide. The slight variation in size was a very common and accepted occurrence at the time when those earrings were made. The specific gemstones were used for the one off creations. The design of the jewellery evolved from the shape of the gems used, most of the time to the individual order. These earrings are therefore unique and very likely the only pair exactly like these in existence. The difference is not noticeable at all while they are being worn. The tops feature early rose cut diamonds and the drops are set with the most delicious old mine cut, flat squarish diamonds. We get so excited when we come across wonderful stones like these as they are not easily found anymore, getting rarer and rarer. They pre date the time of the production of these gorgeous earrings. These weigh a super comfortable 4.6 grams and are in a wonderful antique condition.
We love....... this antique, elegant look and the versatility of the short and long way of wearing those fabulous jewels. We just adore the flat cut diamonds ...... so special.......like you !
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Antique Night And Day Old Mine Cut Diamond Earrings Circa 1840