OLD STORE STOCK! Art Deco 14K Gold & Diamond Drop Earrings
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OLD STORE STOCK! What does this mean? Well, to a person who sells jewelry, it’s like finding a Holy Grail – store stock that was stored for so long that it was never offered to the public. This means, in some instances, that the original card, wrapping, packaging is present as well as the original sales price. I got lucky recently and came into such a collection of old store stock that listings beginning with this blurb have not seen the light of day in 50 – 60 – 70 years. First come, first served. May I offer now……
AGE: C.1930 - Art Deco era
ITEM: For pierced ears, here's a pair of yellow, rose and white gold earrings, lengthy drops hanging from shepherd hook tops. Each drop contains 2 diamonds set in white gold while the bottom oval features an interesting cross-like design. The drops are loosely placed on the earwire and can be removed if desired. The pair were found in the original packaging with a pencil price of $90. In terms of Art Deco pricing, that was a HUGE amount of money for the pair!
CONDITION: In terms of the making - perfect. There is some darkening (tarnish) around the solder points which can be lightly cleaned with a polishing cloth - or take them to your jeweler and he will make them shine! The pair were found in the original packaging which means the item might have been in a display case at a jewelry shop at some point in its life but it also might have meant that the piece was never moved into a case.
METAL CONTENT: 14K Gold
HALLMARKS: 14K on the earwires only - bodies of the earrings have been gently acid tested for content.
SIZE: From top of the gold button on the earwire to bottom of the earring mesures 1-1/4"; width is 1/2".
DIAMONDS: Both diamonds appear to measure 1.5mm (1.5 points) for a total of 6 points (.06CT TW) the pair.
WEIGHT: 3.8 grams combined
FINAL COMMENTS: Old store stock does not come along every day, and old pieces, such as this listing, might never be seen again. With the upcoming holidays, everyone will want jewelry in “original packaging” so don’t delay in grabbing this item sooner rather than later.
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