All of the 37 white stones in this Demi-Parure are as crystal clear and sparkling as the day they were set.
The Pin measures 1 1/4" wide and 3/4" high. The 23 stones in it are round and prong set by hand. None of the silvering, or coating on the stone backs that allow them to shine so brightly has oxidized at all. Its largest center stone is 7mm, surrounded by 8 - 5 mm and 14 - 3mm stones, and I have not been able to detect any scratches or chips in any of them. I believe it is set in brass cups that have all been hand soldered together, the pin has also been hand set in place and soldered fast. This Pin arm and locking thumb latch are in excellent working order.
Each of the dangling earrings measures 7/8" long from the top of the ring and 1/2" wide. It consists of 7 stones in each, 2 - 5 mm, 2 - 4 mm, and 3 - 3 mm in size. These are also prong set by hand in brass round stones with absolutely the best shine you could want from any rhinestone.
I believe the earrings are not in their complete original form. I believe these would have been screw back earrings, with the dangle hanging from another single stone or configuration of stones. It could be that one of the screw backs broke over the years and these were converted to wire hooks, to be able to continue using them or, perhaps my Mother - in - Law simply wanted to update the look of the set, in any event this Demi-Parure is not priced as a set of this age and brilliance of stones would be if perfect. It is not a signed set, which is a shame because it is very nicely constructed.
CARE OF VINTAGE JEWELRY: Please never immerse in any liquid, this is what will turn the stones "dark" as we say in the business. Use only a slightly dampened cloth to wipe the stones, a clean soft artist paint brush or makeup brush does wonders for getting the shine back on the stones when needed too.
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