SOLD Estate 18K solid gold danglers with emerald Ornate byzantine crescent drops Stamped fine gold earrings Ca. 1810
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These beautiful earrings are a true Georgian set of danglers. Their unique crescent shape always appeal to the most sophisticated wearers. They were crafted in the early part of the nineteenth century in 18K solid gold and are highly decorated with a filigree and lacy Byzantine design. The two half-moon discs are covered with six emeralds and a white spinel per earring. They hang from a base covered with two more emerald each and from which is suspended a larger emerald. They are solidly set with four prongs each and moves freely within the empty space, giving them an ephemeral position which changes with every move. They are the best and seem to have been made to flatter your lovely face. Onlookers will be transfixed by this pair of danglers, and the way they spread golden lights from your earlobe onto your cheeks!
These lovely earrings are not only extremely attractive, but they are also very comfortable to wear. A solid gold wire hook, on which you can see the French assay mark, slips into your earlobe. It's that easy... They are a perfect addition to any outfit, dressed up or down! They can be worn with anything from jeans to a black dress. They are in very good vintage condition
Size: length 60mm (2 3/8")
width: 28mm (1 1/16")
drop length ~2"
Material: 18K solid gold, emerald, spinel
Period: Napoléon III, Victorian, 1880's
Style: dangers, drops
Condition: commensurate with age, very good vintage
Provenance: A French estate sale
Additional remarks: stamped with the French owl assay mark.
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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.