A sleek and sexy pair of ART DECO Diamond Drop Earrings in Platinum and 18K Gold (tested) Bezel and Buttercup settings , dating from CIRCA 1920s.
The old cut larger diamonds drops are set into butternut cup weighing approximately 0.35 carat and 0.42ct: in G-H-I color, VS-SI clarity overall, suspended from 5 OLD cut stones set in bezel estimated to weigh 0.25 diamond articulated connections. The estimated total weight is 1.02ct. Beautiful chunky facets just glow when the light hits the diamonds!
The earrings are just under 1 inch long ( 22mm). Light in weight 3.84 grams, easy to wear. The fish hook fittings.
You will enjoy wearing these with a pair of jeans or a ball gown!
Overall light wear commensurate with age and use. All diamonds are present and appear original, no visible chips. No signs of damage or repair to the mounts, just overall rubbing and general ware to the platinum prongs and some patina. Cleaned and ready to wear.
When judging diamonds in antique jewelry, one must be careful not to judge antique diamonds by modern standards. Antique diamonds have a soft romantic glow that many people find very appealing. Antique diamonds were cut to maximize carat weight and the brilliance. Diamonds were cut by hand until the early 1900's. This was a laborious, time-consuming process. Unfortunately, many antique diamonds have been re-cut over the years and start disappearing. This has caused demand for these old cut diamonds to rise in recent years, along with the prices that people are willing to pay for them.
Retail Value $7,850.
Comes with an APPRAISAL and in a GIFT BOX.
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