NOTE 1: The remarkable quality of these Persian turquoise cabochon stones is rare to find today. There are almost no natural markings.
NOTE 2: As of today Palladium has a comparable price as at least 18K Gold.
This outstanding set of old turquoise earrings and ring dates back to the 1940's when the short supply of gold, platinum and silver lead to employing the palladium in the jewelry manufacturing. Today, palladium is highly priced on the jewelry market being used by famous jewelry houses in the manufacturing of wedding rings and bands. The pieces that I have now for your attention are classy, well designed, beautifully handcrafted by skilled jewelers. Palladium is not as malleable as platinum, gold or silver but is a sturdy and exquisite material for crafting jewelry. Associated with precious stones, as the pieces that I have listed today, you get the timeless and elegant jewelry that you can wear with pride, over and over, at work or on special occasions.
The Persian turquoise cabochon stones used on the ring and earrings are polished to perfection, almost flawless and they are very large in size.
* Their color is a true turquoise, blue with a touch of green. Please see my pictures where the colors are not sky blue, but a little bit towards green.
* I consulted with artisans who worked mostly with turquoise stones for over 30 years. They told me that the quality of these turquoise stones at their large size, in 3 cabochon pieces, is very, very good and rare. The stones/ gems were extracted directly from the rock and they are not stabilized turquoises.
GIA in Carlsbad CA certified the turquoise as untreated (not even stabilized).
THEY LOOK SPECTACULAR WHEN WORN. YOU CANNOT MISS THEM. They lighten and brighten your complexion and they add the twist that is always welcome on any outfit. The diamonds add sparkle, charm and infinite beauty to the classy turquoise stones. The palladium is well crafted, almost flawless. The filigree work on the back of the ring and earrings is amazing.
* We did not remove the stones from the mounting and the measurements of the stones are approx.
THE RING is size 6.25. The weight of the ring is 8.8 grams. Measurements are: N-S is 25 mm, E-W is 20 mm, 12 mm tall above the finger. Measurements of the turquoise cabochon stone are: 20.5 mm x 16.2 mm x 5.95 mm. The ring has 19 accent diamonds.
THE EARRINGS are crafted for pierced ears with pins and omega clips. Weight of the earrings is 15 grams. Measurements of the earrings are: 42 mm x 20 mm x 11 mm. Measurements of the turquoise cabochon stones are: 19.11 mm x 15.6 mm x 5.95 mm for one earring; 18.9 mm x 14 mm x 6.1 mm on the other earring. Each earring has 26 accent diamonds.
THE SET OF RING and EARRINGS has a total of 1.20 carat weight of diamonds and a total of 71 accent diamonds. Total weight of the turquoise stones on this set, based on their metric measurements, is over 30 carat weight mounted. Total weight of the set ( stones and palladium) is 23.8 grams. There are no marks but I tested the metal as being palladium. As of today Palladium has a comparable price as at least 14K gold.
* Condition is wonderful vintage, ready to wear.
GIA Certified (Carlsbad CA) Untreated Not Stabilized Turquoise Diamond Palladium Earrings and Ring 23.8 grams Size 6.25