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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
Micromosaic jewellery and art was made using incredibly small pieces of ceramics, glass or pebbles known as tesserae, that arranging the painstakingly over time into incredible works of art, such as these antique micromosaic earrings made in the 19th century. Set into very elegant 15 carat gold settings that have been beautifully hand engraved, in the centre of each are charming ancient Roman scenes that are such a delight to admire. These are true works of art that look beautiful from a distance and become more and more breathtaking the closer you get to them. The amount on time that would have gone into making these would have no doubt been immense, and showcase the quality and craftsmanship of what could be achieved all those years ago without the aid of any modern tools or equipment. Each scene measures 19mm in diameter and the earrings themselves measure 39.2mm across by 23.7mm to the top of the shepherd hooks making them sit perfectly under the ear lobe where they will no doubt always be admired and appreciated for their incredible beauty. These antique micromosaic earrings are just divine and a real testimony to what could be achieved all those years ago. Stock# ES8876 Circa: 1880 $Sold.
Pique is the term given to jewellery that is made from tortoiseshell that was inlayed with gold and silver, and here are a very beautiful pair of antique pique drop earrings from the Victorian era of the 1880's. With the wonderful chocolate brown colour of the tortoiseshell that has the geometric design placed into it, each earring measures 41.1mm in length, or 48.8mm to the top of the shepherd hoods. So comfortable that they can easily be worn all the time, they will also look so beautiful when worn well into the evening for that special occasion. Pique jewellery is like no other and can never be found in reproduction jewellery making them even more special and unique. Click here to read a brief article on pique jewellery: https://kalmarantiques.com.au/articles/history-of-pique-jewellery/ Stock# ES8659 Circa: 1880 $Sold.
Pique is where tortoiseshell was inlayed with gold and silver resulting in a truly fantastic type of jewellery that is not only like no other, but can never be reproduced today, and here are a pair of gorgeous Victorian era antique pique drop earrings that date from the 1870's. Click here to read a brief article on pique jewellery: https://kalmarantiques.com.au/articles/history-of-pique-jewellery/ These elegant earrings measure 45.3mm from the bottom to the top of the round piece at the top or 53.5mm to the very top of the shepherd hook. The design is so intricate and beautiful to admire as well as being very tactile and wonderful to touch. There really is nothing quite like pique jewellery and these earrings are a wonderful example that can so easily be worn all the time or for those special occasions. With the design carried around to the back as well, this shows just how much time and attention went into making these earrings, and no matter the time or occasion that these are being worn, there is little doubt that they will always be loved and admired. Stock# ES8660 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.
Garnets are commonly found in a deep rich burgundy colour, but also come in other colours such as orange, green and the beautiful burgundy colour with a hint of purple as can be seen in these antique rhodolite garnet and pearl earrings from the 19th century. Made in 9 carat yellow gold, the earrings have a lovely stippled pattern and are each set with three of the beautiful garnets and a pearl in the centre. The design of the earrings as well as the wonderful rich colour of the gold all combine so beautifully and will be perfect to wear any time of the day or night. Measuring 11.7mm wide at the bottom by 34.6mm or 43mm to the top of the shepherd hooks, these earrings are typical of the elegant work that was produced in the late 19th century. As beautiful today as when they were made, these antique earrings are sure to always be admired. Stock# ES8318 Circa: 1890 $Sold.
Absolutely perfect for any occasion, these antique diamond cluster drop earrings are just perfect for any time of the day or night. Hand made in 18 carat yellow gold and platinum in the early 1900's, each earring is set with one European cut diamond that is surrounded by nine more European cut diamonds with the total of both earrings being 0.80 carats. Measuring 8mm in diameter, the earrings are fitted on new 18 carat yellow gold shepherd hooks that are lovely and long as well as being very secure. These are a wonderful example of antique diamond earrings that are perfect for any occasion. Stock# T1093 Circa: 1910 $Sold.