Antique Diamond Single Stone Earrings
Cushion cut diamonds are a cut with a slightly more rectangular perimeter, often deep overall and usually seen in jewelry of the later Victorian period at the end of the 19th century. Each of these cushion cut diamonds has a slightly different shape and size, as one would want - remember at that time, all diamonds were hand cut and each was individual. All are well matched, one at approximately .58 carats, the other at .69 carats (one is deeper) for a total diamond weight of just less than 1.3 carats. Color of H-I, clarity of VS-SI.
They stud antique earrings are set in an 18k rose gold mount with long claws and between a “C” curve design. Screw back ear fittings ensure security although these may be changed if desired.
Condition: Excellent; one diamond with a minute amount of edge wear.
Measurements: Each mount is 3/8 of an inch (1 cm) at the widest and 5/16 of an inch 2.4 cm) deep from the diamond top to the back of the mount (not including the ear post). Weight of 2.6 grams without ear backs.
Date: Circa 1890
Note: All diamond weights and color and clarity grades are approximate since the stones were not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.