Details: ±6mm cultured Pearls, ±0.30ct. (J SI1) Old Mine Cut Diamonds, 14ct Earrings.
Dispatches from a small business in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Dimensions: H 1.7 x L 0.6 x W 0.7 cm.
Weight in grams: 3.
Condition: Very good condition – slightly used with small signs of wear.
Vintage jewellery is jewellery that is not old enough to be classified as antique (100 years or older), but is also not modern or contemporary. It usually refers to jewellery made after the 1930s and includes Late Art Deco, Retro Era, Hollywood-inspired 1940's jewellery, Jacqueline Kennedy-inspired 1960's jewellery, and even dramatic jewellery from the 1970's and 1980's.
All pearls originate in mollusks (mollusca), whether natural or cultured. Mollusks are a phylum of invertebrate animals that includes oysters, clams, mussels, snails and octopus among their approximately one hundred and twenty-eight thousand species, all with the ability to produce pearls. Only a few of these varieties can create gem quality pearls.
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.
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.