From AM to PM: Diamond Art Deco Earrings
With the expected geometrics forming the design, silver-topped 14k rose gold is the metal of choice for the central sparkling white .50 carat old mine cut gem surrounded by a delicate mille-grained round bezel. Like rays of the sun, a trio of mille-grain edged lines emanates from the lower portion of the central stone—each accented with a .01 carat old mine cut diamond. Above, an additional two .01 carat accent diamonds, a rose cut atop an old mine cut, encrust 14k rose gold lever back ear fittings. For the pair, ten (10) accent diamonds and the central diamond, a total estimated diamond weight of 1.1 carats.
Condition: Very good; a minute chip to a small diamond.
Measurements: Earrings are 5/8 of an inch (1.6 cm) in length and the circle is 7/8 of an inch (1.1 cm) in diameter Together the earrings weigh 3.7 grams or 2.3 dwt.
Date: Circa 1920 – 1925
Note: All diamond weights are approximate since the stones were not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.