Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Peridot, Diamond, 14ct Earrings 10610-6683

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Revel in retro glamour with these gorgeous 1935-1950 pendant earrings. Each exquisite earring showcases a stunning pear-shaped peridot, weighing at an estimated 1.50ct, beautifully surrounded by an approximate 0.25ct of K-L S1 single-cut diamonds, all crafted in 14k gold.

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Details: ±1.50ct peridots, ±0.25ct (K-L S1) single-cut diamonds, 14k Earrings.
Dispatches from a small business in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Dimensions: H 2 x L 0.7 x W 0.6 cm.
Weight in grams: 4.
Condition: Very good condition – slightly used with small signs of wear.

Design Area

Area Information

The jewelry industry was significantly impacted by the onset of World War II in the 1940s. Precious metals, particularly platinum, became scarce and in some cases were even banned from being sold. Palladium was used as a substitute for platinum in the war effort. In order to make the most of the limited supply of gold, a low karat gold alloy with a higher percentage of copper was used. This resulted in gold with a subtle, reddish hue, but through the use of different alloys, gold was able to appear in a range of colors within a single piece. Gold was also manipulated in various ways, such as being woven, braided, and coiled. Techniques like resilla, cannetille, and lacy filigree patterns reappeared in jewelry. Different textures were also used within a single design, with matte finishes being placed next to bright finishes to accentuate the design. Gold became the primary metal used in jewelry during the 1940s and 1950s.

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Material Information

peridot

Peridot is a gemstone that is made up of the mineral forsterite. It is known for its bright golden green color, which is caused by the presence of iron in the crystal structure of the mineral. Peridot has been prized for its exceptional color since ancient times, and it has been used in jewelry for thousands of years.

Peridot became especially popular during the Victorian era, when it was a favored stone in jewelry. It reached the height of its popularity during the aesthetic period of the Victorian era and the reign of Edward VII of England, who is said to have designated peridot as his favorite gemstone. Many different schools of art and design incorporated peridot into their work during this time, including the Pre-Raphaelites, the Arts and Crafts movement, Art Nouveau, and those working in the Edwardian style.

Peridot is found in a few different locations around the world, including the United States, Brazil, and China. It is a relatively hard and durable gemstone, and it is often used in a variety of different types of jewelry, including rings, earrings, and pendants. Despite its popularity, peridot is not as well known as some other gemstones, and it is often overlooked in favor of more familiar stones like diamonds and emeralds.

single-cut diamond

A single cut diamond is a type of diamond cut that was popular in the 1300s and is still used today in some antique jewelry. It is characterized by a large table, an octagonal girdle, and a culet (the bottom edge of the diamond) that may be pointed or flat. Single cut diamonds usually have 18 facets, which are small, flat surfaces that are cut into the diamond to create a specific shape and enhance its sparkle and brilliance.

Single cut diamonds are usually smaller in size and less brilliant than modern diamond cuts, such as round brilliant or princess cuts. They are often used in antique jewelry or as accent stones in modern jewelry designs. Single cut diamonds are typically less expensive than diamonds with more modern cuts because they require less labor and material to produce.

Despite their lower price, single cut diamonds can still be beautiful and valuable. They are a popular choice for collectors of antique jewelry and for those who appreciate the timeless beauty of vintage cuts.

14k

14k gold is a popular choice for use in jewelry because it is durable, yet still relatively affordable compared to higher karat golds like 18k or 24k. It is made up of 58.5% pure gold and is mixed with other metals to make it harder and more durable. 14k gold is available in a range of colors, including yellow, white, and rose, and is commonly used in a variety of jewelry pieces such as rings, earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. One of the advantages of 14k gold is that it is more resistant to wear and tear than pure gold, which makes it suitable for everyday wear. However, it is still softer than other alloys such as stainless steel or platinum, so it may require more maintenance to keep it looking its best. Overall, 14k gold is a popular choice for those who want the look and feel of gold, but at a more affordable price point.

Dimensions

H 2 x L 0.7 x W 0.6 cm

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Weight (in grams)

4

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