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It is a real testament to the quality of antique jewellery when you consider that these antique pique earrings are over 140 years old, yet are still in superb condition and as beautiful today as when they were made. Click here to read a brief article on pique jewellery: https://kalmarantiques.com.au/articles/history-of-pique-jewellery/ Measuring 10.7mm wide at its widest section by 45.2mm to the top of the fancy section or 53.2mm to the top of the shepherd hook, the detail in the pique is just extraordinary and like no other style of jewellery. Not only is the pique still in wonderful condition, but it also has such a beautiful tactile feel to it. The 18ct gold tops add to the elegance of the earrings, and combine this with the elegant length, there is no doubt that these will be the perfect pair of earrings to wear for that special occasion where they will always be admired. Elegant, refined and graceful are all words that can be used to describe these gorgeous earrings from a wonderful bygone era. Stock# ES9209 Circa: 1880 $Sold
These diamond drop earrings were so beautifully hand made during the 1920's Art Deco era and are perfect for any occasion and can so easily suit day or the evening where they will always be admired for their elegance and style. Made in 18 carat yellow gold and platinum, the design of the earrings are so elegant and from the bottom to the top of the hooks, this distance measures 27.4mm and at the bottom at the widest part, this distance measures 9.6mm across. In each earrings there are ten rose cut diamonds and two European cut diamonds, which all come together to total 0.42 carats and sparkle beautifully. Fitted on lever back fittings which allow the earrings to sit so well on the ear as well as being very secure and safe to wear all the time, these are such an elegant example of Art Deco jewellery that will always be loved and admired. Stock# ES8909 Circa: 1920 $Sold
These earrings are so beautiful and comfortable to wear all the time and can so easily be worn day or night, with them looking so incredibly elegant all the time. Hand made in 18 carat yellow gold and platinum in the Art Deco period of the 1920's, each earring is set with three European cut diamonds. The two smaller diamonds in each earring total 0.12 carats per earring and the larger diamonds at the bottom weigh 0.26 carats each. All the diamonds are beautifully set in platinum which has that lovely pure white colour and from the bottom to the very top of the hooks, this distance measures 22.1mm. Fitted on very secure lever back fittings, the earrings have a very elegant sway to them when they are worn, and will certainly capture the eyes of everyone in the room. So elegant and refined, these are a gorgeous pair of genuine Art Deco diamond earrings that are perfect for any occasion. Stock# ES8907 Circa: 1920 $Sold
These beautiful earrings date from the 1870's and are as fabulous today as when they were made. Often cameos are carved out of the helmet shell which results in a cameo that is orange and beige to white in colour. These earrings however were been hand carved from the conch shell that has a very elegant pink to white colour that makes them look amazing day or night. Measuring 13.7mm wide at their widest part, they measure an impressive 53.5mm in length from the top of the shepherd hook to the bottom. This elegant length will make them stand out at any occasion, and on the top there is a beautiful cherub that sits atop an double handled urn shaped vase that accentuates the gorgeous length of the earrings. Still in wonderful condition after all these years, these antique earrings will constantly get the admiration that they rightly deserve. Stock# ES1880 Circa: 1870 $Sold.
These are such an elegant pair of Art Deco diamond and pearl drop earrings that were exquisitely made in the 1920's and look as beautiful today as when they were made. Measuring an elegant 37.2mm in length, these earrings are perfect for any occasion where they will no doubt always look amazing and be admired for their beauty and elegance. At the bottom cluster there are four sections each set with three rose cut diamonds that surround a Swiss cut diamond with another five more rose cut diamonds leading up to the pearl that sits elegantly just below a further Swiss cut diamond. All of these diamonds come together to total 0.25 carats and capture the light beautifully. From a special evening out to a beautiful wedding, these Art Deco earrings are simply perfect. Stock# ES8906 Circa: 1920 $Sold.
Here are a pair of truly exceptional Art Deco sapphire and diamond drop earrings that were beautifully hand made in the 1930's. The design of these earrings are so elegant and in a style that has never gone out of fashion and is as popular today as when they were made all those years ago during the wonderful hedonistic period of the Art Deco era. Set in 18 carat yellow gold and platinum, in the centre of each earring is a stunning oval sapphire that are both matched perfectly for colour and stand out so much more surrounded by the diamonds as well as being set in platinum. The sapphires total 2.64 carats and from near or far will always be admired. Surrounding each sapphire are twelve European cut diamonds and then three more European cut diamonds running up the top to the lever back fittings. These diamonds all come together to total 1.32 carats and typical of the quality of fine detail that is synonymous with this era, the setting has the elegant millgrain setting which can be seen as the fine crimping along the edge of the setting as well as the three diamonds running up the top graduating in size so elegantly. It is all this small but crucial attention to detail that exemplifies why there is nothing quite like genuine Art Deco jewellery. Absolutely stunning, these earrings will no doubt always be loved, admired and cherished. Stock# ES8896 Circa: 1930 $Sold.
These Art Deco diamond earrings are not only stunning in design, but their length makes them so comfortable and easy to wear during the day as well as being perfect for that special event in the evening. Hand made in 18 carat yellow gold and platinum in the 1920's, each earring is set with twelve rose cut diamonds surrounding an early brilliant cut diamond in the centre, with a further rose cut diamond set at the top. These diamonds come together to total 0.44 carats and are set in the most beautiful and elegant design that will always be admired. The hexagonal design at the bottom is highlighted by the beautiful and elegant detail that showcases the quality of jewellery when it is hand made, and measuring 12.6mm across by 23.5mm in length make them perfect for any outfit. Fitted on secure lever back fittings, these are a stunning pair of Art Deco earrings that will always be loved and admired. Stock# ES8905 Circa: 1920 $Sold.
The amethysts set into these earrings are incredible and so intense in colour and are perfect for any occasion where they will stand out so beautifully. Made in the early 1900's in 15 carat gold, the two amethysts set at the top total 2 carats in weight which itself is a decent size on the ear. However leading down the slender stem to the lower amethysts, these two total an impressive 28 carats in weight, making these earrings really stand out anytime of the day or night without being ostentatious. The setting around these lower amethysts is so beautiful to admire and add even more charm and character to the earrings and the lower amethysts measure 15cm across by 18.2mm. From the bottom of the earrings to the top, this distance measures an elegant 43.1mm and no matter the occasion, there is no doubt that they will always be admired from near or far. Stock# T543 Circa: 1900 $Sold.
These earrings look stunning on the ear and are the epitome of Art Deco jewellery of the 1920's, that will make any woman walk so tall and proud while wearing these. Hand made in 18 carat yellow gold and platinum, the earrings measure 6.7mm in diameter at the bottom cluster piece by 34.4mm to the top of the diamonds or 41.8mm to the top of the yellow gold lever back hooks. This length makes them so elegant and graceful on the ear and will no doubt be admired no matter where or when they are worn. Set in the centre of each cluster is one early brilliant cut diamond that is surrounded by a border of blue sapphires that stand out so well and highlight both the diamond in the centre as well as the circular design. Then leading up is the graceful and sleek section that leads to the top where there are three rose cut diamonds set into each piece. The sapphires total 0.58 carats in weight and the diamonds 0.33 carats and the lever back fittings that they are connected to are very secure and safe to wear all the time. This are a stunning pair of Art Deco earrings from the 1920's and one that exemplifies the beauty of the jewellery of this period. Stock# ES8871 Circa: 1920 $Sold.
Whitby jet is a lovely dense black colour and is actually the fossilized remains of a tree. It has been used in jewellery as early as 10,000 BC and even though it was also popular in Roman times, it was the Victorian era of the 1800â€™s when it was most popular. These beautiful antique Whitby jet earrings were made in the 1870's and measure an elegant 65.7mm in length making them stand out day or night, and are so beautifully hand carved from top to bottom. Fitted on elegant shepherd hooks, these earrings are as beautiful today as when they were made all those years ago. Stock# ES8872 Circa: 1870 $Sold
These earrings are just divine and are sure to always be admired and commented on. Dating from the late 1800's, these earrings are made in sterling silver and highlighted with both rose and green gold. Gold can be alloyed with other precious metals resulting in different colours being produced. Rose gold is made by primarily adding copper to the gold when being alloyed resulting in the lovely warm tone to it, and today green gold is made by adding silver to the gold, however the green colour is more a soft green-yellow colour. Years ago cadmium was added resulting in a stronger colour, and while never a strong green such as yellow or white gold, the tone of green in antique pieces is more pronounced and is used perfectly here to highlight the leaves. The combination of both rose and green gold set against the silver really makes these earrings stand out and measuring 13.7mm across by 20.7mm or 34.4mm to the top of the new sterling silver shepherd hooks that have been put on, these earrings sit so well just below the earlobe and are so comfortable to wear during the day and well into the evening. No matter the occasion, these antique earrings are just divine. Stock# ES8655 Circa: 1890 $Sold.
Here are a pair of antique silver, rose and green gold earrings that were made in 1893 and are perfect for day or night. Gold can be made in colours other than its natural bright yellow, such as rose or pink gold, and this is made by primarily adding copper to the gold when being alloyed resulting in the lovely warm tone to it. While not common today, modern green gold is made by adding silver to the gold, with the green colour is more a soft green-yellow colour. However during the late Victorian period of the 1890â€™s when these earrings were made, cadmium was added resulting in a stronger colour. While never a strong green such as yellow or white gold, the tone of green in antique pieces is more pronounced and used here highlights the leaves in the floral design perfectly. The earrings measure 11.7mm wide by 16.9mm or 27.1mm to the top of the hooks. The original hooks were quite thin so we have replaced them with thicker and stronger sterling silver hooks. With such an attractive design on the front, these are a fabulous pair of antique earrings that are perfect for any woman of any age. Stock# ES8410 Hallmarked: Birmingham 1893 $Sold.