There's only one word to describe these 14k Diamond and Amethyst Earrings by ERTE: glorious! Wait ... not quite ... stunning, gorgeous, riveting ... all apply! And never before offered at this low, low price.
Look at that photo of them on an ear (#3). Now, picture them on your ears. Those long 2 3/4" slender strands just touching your shoulder are a golden shimmer that sends shivers up your spine. Watch how the light catches those 13 bezel-set brilliant diamonds at the top of your ear, fanning out like a sea shell above those beautiful purple 7mm X 5mm amethysts, so perfectly faceted, clear and free of chips or abrasions. This is what beautiful collectible jewelry is all about.
ERTE collectors know this set of Erte's "LA MER" Earrings, outlined on pages 72 - 74 of the ERTE ART TO WEAR book captured Erte's love of the sea; hence the name of this series of earrings and rings bringing to mind the seashells along the shores of Monte Carlo, Majorca and Barbados where Erte loved to spend time on the beach.
There were several states of these earrings released by CFA. The dominating gemstone was either amethyst, blue topaz, citrine or onyx. Only the onyx ones came with rubies in lieu of diamonds at the top of the shell, which measures 3/4" wide at the bottom. This pair is from the State X11 series and is number 3 of only 50 in that series, marked on the back of one earring along with CFA. The back of the other earring is stamped with Erte's signature.
The full length of the earrings, from the diamond topped shell to the bottom of the last slender gold dangling tendril is 3.5". The earrings have a secure lever back closure and are in superb condition. All stones and diamonds are original and a CFA certificate of authenticity accompanies your purchase.
Graceful, elegant, feminine ... tick all of these and all the above words to describe these ERTE "LA MER" earrings. I just love them ... but then, I love all my Erte ART TO WEAR jewels.
BY THE WAY, we also carry the ERTE "La Mer" ring with amethyst to match these earrings Buy the set!
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