Art Deco Diamond Drop Antique Earrings
Sublime in simplicity and refraction, these Art Deco diamond earrings are the earrings of a lifetime. Five diamonds embellish each earrings – all round cut old European stones (they are the precursor to our modern brilliant, but with fewer facets, an open culet at the bottom where all the points don’t form a point but a flat area, and tend to have higher crowns and deeper pavilions. This is measure of the top and bottom half of the diamond). The top stones are about .12 of a carat, the three next stones are .04 of a carat and the bottom stones are both just under a carat each at an ebullient .9 of a carat. With a total of over 2.25 carats, sumptuous is the word which comes to mind. (Remember all stone weights are approximate as they cannot be weighed accurately without removing them from their settings). All dazzling, the bottom gems are superb in refraction and light. Powerful and magical, the diamond never ceases to fascinate and draw attention to the wearer. The largest stones are SI 1-2, and the color is H-I. Measuring 6.42 cm each way, they simply must be seen with the eye.
Daylight, candlelight, twilight – each brings out the various moods of the diamonds’ personalities. The top stones are set within millegrain settings, the largest diamonds set within a claw set arcade all in platinum. Geometry and proportion is all to the Art Deco period with its clean lines and play of shapes and forms. Each diamond is articulated and moves freely and they measure 1 5/16 inches long by over ¼ inch wide (3.2 cm long by 1.2 cm wide at the widest). The ear wires are of 14k gold and are lever back for security. Suited to most any face shape, or neck length, they are light on the ear and comfortable. Condition is excellent with very minor wear as expected to some of the metals. Circa 1920, you will never want to take them off.