Victorian Antique Diamond Earrings
Dating to circa 1880, these opulent and mesmerizing diamond earrings bring together the natural radiance of old mine and cushion cut diamonds with the artistry and design sensibilities of the later part of the 19th century. Movie star appeal and curvaceously sexy, yet with an open work design that is light on the ear but heavy on eye appeal.
Displaying forty-six (46) diamonds in each earring, the four (4) main diamonds in the middle range in size from .18 to .20 carats each. Other diamonds ascend from .01 carats up to .12 carats. Total estimated diamond weight per earrings is more than 2.2 carats or a lush 4.40 carats for both. Color ranges from H-K and clarity of SI-VS. The diamonds are tipped and set into silver with the back in a gold wash. This is most typical of the diamond jewelry of this period as 18k white gold was not invented and platinum was not as yet in use.
They measures 1-5/16 inches long by 1-1/8 inches at the widest (5 cm by 2.8 cm wide). They are in excellent condition. The 15k gold ear wires have been replaced long ago.
Note: Please remember all grading and weights are estimated from measurements, as the stones are not removed from their settings to maintain the integrity of the jewelry.