These finer than fine circa 1850s earrings are most likely French. Striking and opulent, they are at the same time elegant, feminine and refined. Not at all overdone or gaudy, unlike so many pieces from the period. They hang perfectly and catch the light from all angles. They do feel wonderful on.
It is these qualities that reveal a mastery of design. The workmanship is also of the highest order. The clarity, dimensionality and depth of color seen in the rich blue enameling is extremely fine.The 34 entirely natural pearls are the finest silver white, perfectly matched and have rich unblemished nacre. The pearls remain in beautiful condition.
The diamonds are very fine whites and perfectly cut. There are two old European cut diamonds, each 10 points. The accent stones are double rose cut. The total diamond weight is 0.71 ct.
Being fine, French and antique they are solid 18 karat gold, which the French call 750 of course. Together the pair weigh 13.05 grams. The drops measure 2" by 11/16" (50mm x 17mm) and are a perfect length.
These earrings are almost 200 years old and are in amazing condition. As you might expect for pieces from this era there is some patina to the enamel on the top of the earrings. Actually this has occurred over hundreds of years of putting on and taking off the earrings! They are absolutely original and authentic. They are not modern reproductions.
They remain just as they were made and have not been tampered with or altered in any way. These superb earrings been examined by a professional gemologist and diamond grader, a specialist in antique jewelry appraisal. Each piece of jewelry is delivered with its Certificate of Authenticity.The item "Victorian Earrings Rose Cut Diamond Antique Drop Pre Georgian Enamel Wedding" is in sale since Thursday, September 22, 2016. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage, Antique Jewellery". The seller is "jewelry_secrets" and is located in Sydney. This item can be shipped worldwide.