Ever distinctive, jewelry from the Iberian Peninsula takes its place with an ornate, old world sensibility.
Although “classic” for the region, with their cluster, bow, and drop configuration, they are unlike designs from areas such as England or France.
These beauties in 18k yellow gold ate to the mid-18th century from either Portugal or Spain. Each retains its original back-to-front ear wires. Formerly, they were day and night in configuration in that each part could be removed and only the top surmounts could be worn.
But they have been secured long ago, so these no longer separate. Yet they are an ideal wearable length for day or evening wear at 1 3/4 inches. Their delicate design makes them all the more flattering for any occasion.
Forty-six rose cut diamonds (for the pair) are placed into gold mounds or built-up gold. Burnished over their edges, just the tips are apparent.
Appearing almost slate in color from some angles, these gems have a glint and undercurrent of electricity.