Victorian ROSE CUT DIAMOND Seed Pearl 14K Leverback Hoop EARRINGS Antique Estate
These earrings are simply to die for. If you love old, hand cut diamonds or Victorian era jewelry you will simply be in heaven with these lovelies. These might just be the ultimate wedding day earrings, though they are certainly suitable for all sorts of occasions. Just out of this world! The main body of the earring is a round 14K gold piece, engraved and set with 1mm seed pearls. In the center is a free hanging, rose cut, teardrop shaped diamond, set in old dogtooth pronged scalloped gold setting. The diamonds were very likely shaped at the mines and are rather primitively cut. One measures about 7.5x6mm and the other about 7x5.5mm. They have closed backs so I can't get a good carat weight estimate.
My jeweler refrained from grading these as they are not cut to modern standards. The earrings have a gold scroll design at the bottom and are 24x19mm overall.
The hooks are on levers and have a simple catch. These are very likely modern replacements but very well done. These earrings are in great shape especially for their age. The pearls show nice luster.
These are unmarked but test as 14K/15K. Each earring weighs 3.6 grams. I have had too many packages go missing.
The item "Victorian ROSE CUT DIAMOND Seed Pearl 14K Leverback Hoop EARRINGS Antique Estate" is in sale since Sunday, June 14, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Earrings".
The seller is "mrsgotrocks" and is located in Washington, District Of Columbia. This item can be shipped worldwide.: Unsigned
Metal Purity: 14k
Main Stone: Diamond
Metal: Yellow Gold