Edwardian Platinum & Diamond Drop Earrings
The rarity — early 20th century diamond drop earrings always sought yet seldom found. This design of this pair of Edwardian earrings anticipated the arrival of the Art Deco period with its long and vertical linear yet continued with the well accepted monochromatic theme of platinum and diamonds so beloved in the previous decades.
Provided with the 14k - 15k white gold screw-type ear fitting*, these earrings so in vogue, each pendant drop is mille grain set with seven (7) diamonds of an estimated total diamond weight of .65 carats (1.30 carats for the pair). Similar to the negligee pendant of the same period, these enviable earrings support two side by side diamond-set drops of unequal length.
The earrings are accompanied by a brown leather gold tooled box with interior of tan velvet and cream silk lining which reads “By Appointment to H M The King The Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company Ltd. 112 Regent Street, London W.” This firm was established in 1880 and in 1952 took over Garrard & Co Ltd., the oldest jewelry house in the world.
Measurements: 1-3/16 inches (3.1 cm) in length 3/16 of an inch (0.5 cm) at the widest. This pair of antique earrings has a weight of 3.4 grams (2.2 dwt).
Box condition: Very good; light scratches and age appropriate wear; interior has some light soil and use.
Date & Origin: Circa 1910 - 1915 and is most likely English in origin.
Overall Scale: Small
Note: All diamond weights are approximate as the stones have not been removed in order to preserve the integrity of the setting.
*If so desired, we can have these screw-type fittings changed to posts at no cost.