Fabulous Gold Post Earrings with Original Presentation Case
These Vintage Cartier tassel earrings are just so gorgeous
Crafted in 18ct gold and so beautifully designed with a single pearl set above a hoop with a fabulous seed pearl tassel below
They are post earrings with secure pinch lock butterfly’s suitable for pierced ears
These amazing vintage Cartier tassel earrings look stunning when worn
- Length 3cm ( 1 1/4″ )
- Top cultured pearl 7.5cm
- Reverse of earrings signed Cartier 1989
- Posts marked 750 (18ct Gold ) and numbered
- Pinch lock butterfly’s also marked 18ct Gold
- They weighs 11 grams
- Authentic vintage Cartier
- These earrings are in excellent condition (one post very slightly bent)
- They come in their original presentation case illustrated
- Our ref: 23148
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 birth stone 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 silk cloth so as not dried, out or 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.