Gorgeous antique earrings peridot pearls set in 15ct gold
Hand crafted in 15ct gold, these genuine Victorian earrings are so pretty
Set to the centre with a beautiful lime green peridot which is bordered by four wonderful creamy white pearls
They hang from 15ct gold secure hinged clip – Shepperd’s hooks
These fabulous antique earrings peridot and pearls look stunning when worn
- 2.7cm ( 1 1/4″ ) long from top of Shepperd’s hook
- Peridot 6mm square
- Natural split half pearls 7mm wide
- Reverse of earrings stamped 15ct
- These earrings date to around 1900
- In excellent original condition
- Weight 5 grams total
- They come in the presentation box illustrated
- Our Ref: 23129
Pearls, amber and coral are precious gems produced by plants and animals. These gems are adored because they are so attractive and rare and have thus been worn as jewellery for thousands of years. The most highly prized and the most expensive of this group are the fabulous and amazing pearls, they have one unique quality, which is, they can be worn by anyone, at any time, in any situation!
Factors affecting the price of pearls.
Pearl types, Lustre, thickness of nacre, colour, shape, size, surface quality, treatment status. The most expensive type of pearl is the natural pearl, these were the only type available until about 1900, when Mikimoto started to produce cultured pearls. Cultured pearls are from farmed oysters, whereas natural pearls come from “wild” oysters. Also, we have sea water pearls from the oceans and freshwater pearls from the rivers and streams. Seed pearls were very small pearls used extensively in Victorian jewellery. Artificial pearls are made from many materials often coloured glass.
Pearls are traditionally the birthstone for June.
Care of your vintage-antique cultured pearls.
Pearls are delicate and can easily be damaged, pearl is just 2.5 on the Mohs hardness scale. They should be wrapped in silk cloth so as that they do not dry out , or become scratched by other hard objects or jewellery.
Pearls absorb oils from your skin and it keeps them looking Bright, New and Lustrous! Otherwise, Pearls will Dry Out and turn an Ugly Yellow Hue!
Also, pearls are not resistant to sprays and perfumes.