Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Aquamarine, Diamond, 18ct Earrings 8976-1327

 3.495,00 VAT incl. (where applicable)

These sophisticated cluster Mid-Century (1950-1970) earrings features heart-shaped ±3,00ct. Aquamarine surrounded by ±0,80ct. (K SI1) Brilliant Cut Diamonds crafted in 18ct.

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Details: ±3,00ct. Aquamarine, ±0,80ct. (K SI1) Brilliant Cut Diamonds, 18ct Earrings.
Dispatches from a small business in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Dimensions: H 2.2 x L 1.2 x W 0.7 cm.
Weight in grams: 3.4.
Condition: Very good condition – slightly used with small signs of wear.

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The 1950s jumped and jived their way into our hearts with rock 'n' roll, the birth of the "Beat" Generation, the launch of Sputnik, the beginnings of the space race and the knowledge that we were all living in a nuclear world. Dubbed the "Atomic Age," the art world seized its symbols and created an aesthetic that found it's way into nearly every aspect of design from architecture to zippers, fabrics to formica, including the diverse subject matter of 50s jewelry.
In 1947, Christian Dior introduced a new look in fashion that brought femininity back, rejecting the somber wartime silhouette. A fitted bodice and décolleté neckline atop a full skirt flowing out from a tight-fitted waistline called for a newly revised design aesthetic for the fashion's complimentary jewels and accessories. When it came to jewelry the phrase "the more the merrier" seemed apropos.
To punctuate this elegant display of elan, diamonds set in platinum swept across the feminine décolletage and swirled on lobes newly revealed by upswept hair which was held in place by diamond clips. DeBeers Diamond Corporation ensured that the demand for diamonds would not wane with their 'A Diamond is Forever' campaign. By an ingenious focus on using a multitude of smaller diamonds instead of a large focal gem they were able to promote diamonds to every income level, especially the rapidly growing middle class. They cleverly awarded prizes to jewelers worldwide who encompassed beauty, design, function and most of all, diamonds, in their modern compositions.

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Material Information

Aquamarine

Aquamarine (from the Latin, "water from the sea") is, as the name suggests, a pale green bluish to medium dark blue member of the beryl family. Due to its lovely, limpid color and its durability aquamarine has been one of the most popular gemstones from ancient times to the present day.

Brilliant Cut Diamond

In the early 1900s, diamond cutters began to experiment with new techniques. A breakthrough came in 1919 with the introduction of the round brilliant cut. Due to its ability to maximize fire and brilliance, the round brilliant cut has become the standard and most popular way to cut diamonds. Like the old European cut, a round brilliant cut diamond has a circular girdle and 58 facets. However, the round brilliant cut lacks a culet. The round brilliant cut became prevalent during the Art Deco and Retro periods.

18ct

Because of the softness of pure (24k), it is usually alloyed with base metals for use in jewelry, altering its hardness and ductility, melting point, color and other properties. Alloys with lower carat rating, typically 22k, 18k, 14k or 9k, contain higher percentages of copper or other base metals or silver or palladium in the alloy. Copper is the most commonly used base metal, yielding a redder color.

Dimensions

H 2.2 x L 1.2 x W 0.7 cm

Gender

Weight (in grams)

3.4

Condition

Very good condition – slightly used with small signs of wear

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