These are Fabulous!
Offered for sale this truly rare and fabulous genuine 1840 ca Victorian pair of earrings
Italian origin – rare design hand crafted during the era of solid 16 KT gold not marked fully tested except the back line holding the pearls which could possibly be a later re-strength this tests 18 KT
Rare unusual design looking a bit like a crown made by a couple of rare antique Natural Basra sea pearls from the Persian gulf set on each earring and further adorned by rose cut Diamonds of rather rough cut full of warm sparkle
Pearls at the time were for ROYALTY only the rich and wealthy could possibly have pearl jewellery
This particular pair holds a combination of four antique Natural Pearls measuring an average of 8 mm. in diameter slightly baroque button in shape full of natural glowing iridescence typical of these blessed pearls varying from goldish to silvery and more colours depending the light they catch and the reflections coming out
The selection of the 18 rose cut Diamonds have a total of .90 Ct measured by the spread fair good quality with good amount of warm sparkle complemented by the Pearl luster
Earrings measure 23 mm. x 18 mm.
Antique French type snap posts still in perfect order
Current retail value for age and rarity is £2750 our reserve is much less and the earrings true collectable and unique!
Metal: 16 Kt yellow gold, tested
Gems: 4 natural Basra pearls of 8 mm. in diameter each (average) – 18 rose cut diamonds totalling approx .90 Ct (by spread)
Measures: 23 mm. x 18 mm. (h. x w.)
Weight: 8.0 grams
Condition: very good