Dainty and pretty carved cameo drop earrings framed in 18K solid gold and stamped Edwardian era fine gold jewelry Ready to wear danglers
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Material: 18K solid gold, stamped, shell cameo
Size : 27mm drop
Style: drop earrings, dangle earrings, sleepers, dormeuses, pierced ears
Period: vintage, 1920s
Origin: Italy and France
Provenance: an estate sale
Excellent condition, no damage or visible wear areas
Additional remarks: stamped several times with the owl assay mark to guarantee its 18-carat solid gold content
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Elegant little drop earrings made out of hard shell carved cameo and framed in 18K solid gold. The cameo represents the profile portrait of two lovely ladies in warm tone.
The danglers feature and excellent lever back closure with an easy-fit mechanism. Their size (a little over one inch) make them easy to wear with any type of clothing. Not too heavy and not too light. They are so comfortable that you can sleep with them on, just like women used to do in the beginning of the nineteenth century. This is why they are sometimes called "dormeuses" from the French verb "dormir" (tr. to sleep)
The little drops are charming and in excellent ready-to-wear condition. Any white or cloudy spots on the background is glare and/or photographic obstructions.
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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