|Created||July 8, 2021|
Fantastic Edwardian Diamond earrings in platinum and white gold, ~2.07 tcw, approximately 78 diamonds in all, a combination of rose cut pears, rose cut, old brilliant cuts and polki diamond accents. Very elegant and one of a kind pieces.
Asking $2150 direct payment (please add 3% for fee-based method).
This is a small fraction of what I paid.
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~2.07 ctw, 1.06 carats in one and 1.01 carats in the other based on the slight difference in the pear diamonds and one rose cut vs. the brilliant in the bezel. This is approximate as rose cuts and polki are so hard to estimate by measurement.
The overall size of the earrings are just under 1 inch x a little under 7/8 of an inch. They weigh 9.6 grams on my scale.
The rose cut pears are the largest and best quality, they are white with a tiny bit of warmth and nice clarity. One is approx 5 x 4.2 mm and the other is approx 6.2 x 4 mm.
There are 8 old brilliant cuts in bezels in one earring - chunky and fiery and eye clean, some imperfections under magnification. In one earring there is a really nice old rose cut in one of the bezels, blends in but I realized it was rose cut under magnification.
There are approximately 30 small rustic Rose/polki diamonds in the design, some are quite clean and some are imperfect, but all look really nice in the design to the eye.
Metals scratch tested, no content stamps. Historically these were diamond dress clips, converted to earrings with posts and clip fastening backs for security. The posts could be removed for unpierced ears.
There is a wonderful story behind the earrings. They belonged to a woman who lived in San Francisco in the early 1900s. She was an interesting and very educated woman. She was an early graduate of Stanford University and obtained a degree in psychology, the daughter of business owners in San Francisco. Despite marrying a wealthy man, she continued to work and be involved as a board member of many charities and a patron of the arts, especially enjoying the opera and art museums.