Platinum Hook Antique Earrings Pearl Drop Dangle Earrings
Gorgeous Edwardian diamond and pearl drop earrings
Set to the top with two fabulous sparkling old cut diamonds with a gorgeous creamy ivory pearl below suspended from delicate chains
All set in platinum with millegrain detail around the diamonds and a pretty floral cup holding the pearl
These charming earrings look stunning when worn
They are 3cm (1.2″) drop from top of shepherds hook
Diamond approx. 2 x 2.8mm 2 x 2.3mm
Total carat weight circa 0.30 colour H Clarity VSI
Cultured pearls 5.6mm
These earrings test platinum
They date to 1910 / 1920s
With hooks for pieced ears
Total weighs 1.8 grams
These antique pearl drop earrings are in excellent condition
They come in the presentation box illustrated
Our ref: 2399
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 fresh water 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 antique pearl necklace.
Pearls are delicate and can easily be damaged, pearl is just 2.5 on the Mohs hardness scale. They should be wrapped in cloth or tissue so as not to be scratched by other hard objects or jewellery.
Also, pearls are not resistant to sprays and perfumes.