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Antique jewellery is so often so unique and individual, and here are a lovely pair of antique sterling silver earrings highlighted with rose and green gold that are like no other. Dating from the late 1800's, these earrings have the most beautiful floral motif design which has a leaf pattern accentuated by green gold. Rarely seen, green gold was used in the late 1800's and the tone of green has a wonderful soft hue that was used brilliantly to highlight leaf designs such as can be seen here with these earrings. With a further elegant highlight of two rose gold bars on each side, these really are a pair of antique earrings that have so much detail and character. Measuring 17.8mm in diameter, the earrings are set with lovely long shepherd hooks that are very secure and wont fall out. Perfect for any time of the day or night, these antique earrings from the Victorian era are as versatile as they are elegant. Stock# ES6046 Circa: 1895 $Sold.
Here are a very attractive pair of antique sterling silver earrings from the Victorian era that are designed with an acorn pattern set into a very attractive circular design. The acorn pattern represented among other things, a long life for the wearer. Often seen in jewellery from the Georgian period and indeed earlier, it was the romantic Victorians who embraced this design in many pieces of jewellery. These lovely earrings have an acorn design on the front, followed by a lovely circular design and with each earring measuring 20.3mm in diameter they are perfect for daytime as well as the evening and will always look so elegant and stylish. These are a lovely example of genuine antique earrings from the Victorian era that will always be loved as well as having a wonderful sentiment behind them. Stock# T506 Circa: 1890 $Sold.
Here are a pair of museum quality antique micromosaic earrings from the 1860's that are just spectacular and destined for any lover of antique jewellery of exceptional quality. Micromosaic jewellery was made using incredibly small pieces of ceramics, glass or pebbles known as tesserae, and arranging the painstakingly over time into incredible works of art. There is such a difference between "tourist ware" micromosaic jewellery and ones such as these earrings which take micromosaic jewellery to a whole new level. Made in the mid-Victorian period of the 1860's, not only are these earrings is wonderful condition, but it is also a testament to the quality of artisans that went into making both the micromosaic panels as well as the earrings themselves. Set in 18ct yellow gold, each earring measures 20.2mm across at its widest section by 42.6mm from the bottom to the top. With the most delightful swan design in the centre, there is also a very attractive micromosaic section at the top. With incredible detail to the setting as well as the micromosaic sections, these are arguably one of the finest pair of micromosaic antique earrings around. Stock # ES7923 Circa: 1860 $Sold.
In spectacular condition and destined to always be admired these 19th century 15ct gold antique garnet drop earrings are just divine. Dating from the 1880'sthe design is so captivating and each earring measures 15.4mm wide at the lower section by 45mm from top to bottom. The length of these earrings will make them stand out not only during the day but well into the evening. With a lovely colour to the gold, the garnet at the bottom of each earring adds an extra element and compliments the intricate work. It is incredible to think that these earrings were made to this incredible standard all those years ago. Antique earrings in this style and design and in this condition are becoming increasingly hard to come by, and these are just spectacular. Stock# ES2112 Circa: 1880 $Sold.
Perfect for any occasion, these 15ct gold antique turquoise and pearl heart earrings are just magnificent and are so comfortable to wear all the time. Dating from the mid-Victorian era of the 1870's, these earrings have such an elegant and stylish design that will always be admired. Measuring an elegant 38.3mm from the bottom to the very top of the hook or 29.4mm to the top of the ball above the pearls, these earrings also have such an elegant sway and fluid-like movement to them when being worn. With the heart at the bottom being not only so romantic, it is also set with three pieces of turquoise and one pearl. This very sweet heart design adds so much charm and character to the earrings and is just another reason why there is something so special about antique jewellery. With a further three pearls set above, there is little doubt that these earrings will always be loved, admired and cherished. Stock# T743 Circa: 1880 $Sold.
Antique ruby earrings are so hard to come by, so there is no doubt that these antique 18ct yellow gold ruby and diamond drop earrings will always be loved and admired from near or far. Hand made in 18ct yellow gold and dating from the early 1900's, these magnificent earrings measure an elegant 37.3mm in length by 8.7mm in diameter for the ruby and diamond cluster at the bottom. The rubies have such a fine red colour to them all, and the lower rubies total 0.80 carats and the rubies set onto the chain total 0.50 carats. The colour and transparency of these rubies is just amazing and seem to have a glow all of their own. And then with the nine European cut diamonds surrounding each ruby and the additional European cut diamond at the top adding a wonderful amount of scintillation, these diamonds come together to total 1.08 carats. The sparkle from these diamonds is just wonderful and will make these earrings continue to always be admired. Fitted with secure lever back fittings, these antique ruby and diamond earrings are just magnificent and a real treasure to find. Stock# ES7583 Circa: 1900 $sold
Here are such a stylish and elegant pair of antique Austro-Hungarian gold antique turquoise drop earrings that have such a regal look to them. Made in a lovely rich colour 14ct yellow gold, these antique earrings date from the 1870's and are set with a lovely piece of turquoise in the centre that stands out so beautifully. Measuring 4.8cm in length, at the bottom of each earring, the long drop sections move independently and give the earrings such a fluid style to them. Perfect for day or night, there is no doubt that these lovely earrings will continue to be loved and admired. Stock# T745 Circa: 1870 Sold
These magnificent antique Victorian era amethyst and rose cut diamond earrings will make any woman feel like royalty and wear them with pride. Dating from the 1880's, these antique earrings were made in 15ct gold and from the bottom to the very top measure a beautiful 5.8cm in length. Set in the centre is a round piece of amethyst and each earring is set with nine rose cut diamonds in the most attractive flower design. This flower design really adds so much charm and character to the earrings and shows just why antiques are as popular as ever. With lever back fittings to allow the earrings to sit just below the ear lobe, these earrings will no doubt always be admired and commented on. Stock# ES7326 Circa: 1880 $Sold.
These are a magnificent pair of 18ct white gold Retro diamond earrings from the 1940's that are destined to always be admired and commented on. Retro jewellery has come back into vogue in recent years and rightly so thanks to the fabulous bold designs that always seem to catch your eye no matter the time of day or night. Each earring is set with twenty four diamonds with both earrings having a total weight of 1.05 carats, and the design that they are set in is just magnificent! With a lovely flowing design to them that seem to capture the light no matter which way you turn your head, each earrings measures 14.5mm across by an elegant 27.6mm that really allows them to follow the lovely curve of the ear. With earrings such as these, there is little doubt that the hair will be worn up to show the beauty, grace and elegance of these magnificent earrings. Stock# R482 Circa: 1940 $Sold.
Designs in Art Deco jewellery resulted in some truly spectacular pieces being made, and here are a magnificent pair of Art Deco ruby and diamond earrings from the 1920s. Beautifully designed with a wonderful geometric design, they are made in platinum which is a spectacular precious metal that was popular during the 1920's. Being so pure, platinum retains its pure white colour and is such a strong material to secure the rubies and diamonds safely. Set with lovely white diamonds and rubies that all have a fabulous strong red colour really makes these earrings stand out so elegantly on the ear. In each earring there are four carre cut rubies each separated by three single cut diamonds surrounding the vibrant diamond in the centre. With an additional diamond set on the post, the rubies total for both earrings to 0.12 carats and all the smaller diamonds total 0.72 carats with the two centre diamonds having a combined weight of 1.20 carats. The size of these centre diamonds combined with the elegant design of the earrings, really guarantees that they will always be admired and noticed. The setting around each of the diamonds is called millgrain setting which is more beautiful and special that just bezel setting, and this millgrain setting can be seen as the elegant crimping along the edge of the platinum which was again very popular in Art Deco jewellery. From all angles, these are such a spectacular pair of genuine Art Deco ruby and diamond earrings that will always be loved and admired. Stock# ES7351 Circa: 1920 $Sold
The jewellery that was produced during the Art Deco era of the 1920's to the 1940's remains as popular today as when they were made, and here are an exquisite pair of Art Deco onyx and diamond earrings from the 1920's. Beautifully hand made in platinum and fitted with very secure locking butterflies at the back in 18ct gold, the design of these earrings are just exceptional. With a stylish cluster at the bottom reminiscent of the earlier Victorian and Edwardian era's, it also incorporates the wonderful angular design typical of Art Deco jewellery. Measuring an elegant 4.9cm in length, these earrings sit perfectly on the ear and sway magically to capture the light. Each earring is set with twenty seven rose cut diamonds and one early brilliant cut diamond with each main diamond measuring 0.83 carats that really stand out in the elegant cluster of diamonds that surrounds it. With the diamonds continuing up, there is a final diamond set on each post for the butterfly fitting. The diamonds in both earrings total an impressive 1.93 carats and throw off such a wonderful sparkle that will make these earrings destined to always be admired. (Click here to read an article on rose cut diamonds: https://www.kalmarantiques.com.au/articles/a-brief-history-of-the-cutting-of-diamonds/Â ) And then where these earrings taper towards the top, they are set with black onyx that really accentuates not only the diamonds but the pure white colour of the platinum. Platinum is the purest of all the precious metals used in jewellery, and was embraced by so many jewellers of the Art Deco period for its brilliant white colour and incredible strength and ability to be made into such fine work and detail and still be safe and secure enough to hold the diamonds. Art Deco jewellery set with onyx and diamonds is such a perfect combination and was often used in the 1920's and with these earrings, it is so easy to see why. Stock# ES7361 Circa: 1920 $Sold.
Dating from the 1920's, these Art Deco onyx and diamond earrings are just magnificent and so elegant and wearable and are destined to always be admired every time they are worn. Beautifully hand made in 18ct yellow gold and platinum, these earrings are set with an elegant slender piece of onyx that is so smooth to the touch and tapers so elegantly in size and then is highlighted by the diamonds at the top. In each earring there is one larger brilliant cut diamond and one rose cut diamond and an additional seventeen single cut diamonds giving these earrings a total diamond weight of 0.68 carats. Measuring 6cm in length, these earrings are the perfect length to complete any outfit including make the most stunning pair of earrings to wear with a wedding dress. No matter where they are worn, there is no doubt that they will always be loved, cherished and admired. Stock# ES7318 Circa: 1920 $Sold.