Diamond, Gold, Silver Earrings 2354GM

4,795.00 3,835.00

These lovely cluster earrings feature ±2.00ct. (I-J SI1) Old Mine Cut Diamond crafted in 18k Gold and 800′ Silver.

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These lovely cluster earrings feature ±2.00ct. (I-J SI1) Old Mine Cut Diamond crafted in 18k Gold and 800′ Silver.

Design Era: Mid-Victorian (1856-1880).
Dimensions: L 2.2 x W 1.1 cm.
Weight in grams: 3,4
Condition: Good condition – used with some signs of wear

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Specifications

These lovely cluster earrings feature ±2.00ct. (I-J SI1) Old Mine Cut Diamond crafted in 18k Gold and 800′ Silver.

Design Era: Mid-Victorian (1856-1880).
Dimensions: L 2.2 x W 1.1 cm.
Weight in grams: 3,4
Condition: Good condition – used with some signs of wear

Mid-Victorian

Mid-Victorian, grand jewelry (1856-1880), because the Grand or Mid-Victorian era corresponded with the death of Queen Victoria’s husband, many jewelry pieces have solemn, somber designs. Known as mourning jewelry, the pieces feature heavy, dark stones. Jet, onyx, amethyst, and garnet are frequently found in jewelry from this period. Compared to previous periods, Mid-Victorian-era jewelry features highly creative, colorful designs using shells, mosaics and gemstones.


Old Mine Cut Diamond

Diamonds with this cut possess a squarish girdle with gently rounded corners. Old mine cut diamonds have a high crown, a small table, and a large, flat culet. They are similar to today’s cushion cut. The old mine cut dates to the 1700s and was most prevalent during the Georgian and Victorian eras.


Gold

Because of the softness of pure (24k) gold, 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.


Silver

Silver is a white metallic element, harder than gold, softer than copper and second only to gold in malleability and ductility. Represented on the Periodic Table of the Elements by the symbol Ag, silver is an excellent conductor of heat and electricity. Silver is considered one of the noble metals because of it is excellent resistance to oxidation. Historically, silver has played a prominent role in the production of jewelry an objets d’art and is usually alloyed with another metal to harden it enough to maintain the desired shape and details imparted to it.

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