18K solid gold delicate French earrings with pearl and rose cut diamond Lever front closure Fine jewelry Circa 1900s
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Material: 18K solid gold, cultured pearl, rose cut diamond
Size: 14mm (drop is ~12mm)
Period: Art Nouveau
Style: danglers, lever front closure, drops
Provenance: an estate sale
Condition: very good vintage, use commensurate with age
Additional remarks: stamped with the Eagle head French assay mark to guarantee its 18 carat solid gold content
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These petite earrings are comfortable enough to wear when you sleep. This is why the French call them "dormeuses" (from the French verb "dormir", to sleep). Once you have then on, you will not feel the need to remove them.
These elegant little earrings date back to the beginning of the twentieth century. They are made out of 18K solid gold. They feature a small rose cut diamond and a lovely cultured pearl. The diamond is bezel set and the pearl is solidly anchored in a nicely etched base. The pearls measure 3.5mm and are in excellent condition with high luster and very good nacre.
These exquisite earrings are skillfully crafted, using premium material. They feature the customary French official stamp which guarantees their 18-carat solid gold content. They are beautifully crafted-- Not your industrialized big box jewelry!
They have remained in their very good original condition. The lever front mechanism works perfectly. They are just darling little earrings!
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*Information on gold jewelry:
- 24K gold is pure gold. (it is not really used in jewellery because it is too soft and not practical for daily wear.)
-18K gold contains 18 parts gold and 6 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 75% gold. This level of fineness is used extensively in French and Italian jewelry and in most quality pieces)
-14K gold contains 14 parts gold and 10 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 58.3% gold. (It is used extensively in the US)
-12K gold contains 12 parts gold and 12 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 50% gold.
-10K gold contains 10 parts gold and 14 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 41.7% gold. 10K gold is the minimum standard that can be called "gold" in the United States.
Antique jewelry and rare items often contain the lower level of fineness, but their value is based on a myriad of other factors.
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