Sapphire and Antique Diamond Platinum Earrings

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Sapphire and Antique Diamond Platinum Earrings

19,500.00 22,000.00

Our personal favorites of the year 2017 – queenly earrings, featuring 30 antique diamonds and 2 unheated sapphires. Crafted from platinum 950 in the style of the 18th century.

Diamonds: 30 pieces, old mine cushion cuts, ranging from 3.2 to 3.7 mm in diameter, total carat weight approximately 7.20 carat. Most stones are about G in color, one diamond might be classified as I color. The clarity is very good, most diamonds showing VS clarity, only some are slightly included. For antique diamonds they are of extraordinary quality. We have reason to believe that they have been cut some time between 1750 and 1780.

Sapphires: very special violet color, weighing 3.37 and 3.16 carat, 100% unheated / untreated, which is confirmed by a report of the renowned Gübelin laboratory (Switzerland).

The antique gemstones have been re-set in fine, hand fabricated platinum settings at a later time. The workmanship is exquisite. The metal is stamped PT 950, and has been tested as platinum 950 in our atelier.

The earrings are in a very good vintage condition. Measurements are approximately 2 inch (5 cm) in length (without hooks) x 0.8 inch (2 cm) in widths at the widest point.

Despite their solid weight of 11 gram each, they are very comfortable to wear, and the large platinum hooks make it very easy to put them on and off the ear.

When picking up these wonderful earrings, we always have to think of Queen Marie Antoinette of France. She would have loved them. Nowadays, they make perfect companions for any occasion that requires a touch of exactly that sophisticated and graceful old world chic.

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