These earrings were not only made during the beautiful Art Deco period of the 1920's in such an incredible design, but are sure to become a much loved and treasured family heirloom.
Hand made in 18 carat white gold, each earring measures 13.9mm wide at its widest part on the lower section, by 42.4mm to the very top, making them perfect to wear with that special dress for that special occasion, where they will make any woman feel like royalty when wearing them.
Each earring is set with nine European cut diamonds, eleven rose cut diamonds and one early round brilliant cut diamond with the total diamond weight in the earrings adding up to 1.34 carats that certainly makes them sparkle from near or far.
With such an intricate design that highlights the quality of Art Deco jewellery, these earrings are just spectacular and showcase just why jewellery of this era is as popular today as when they were first made.
1920's Art Deco diamond earrings
1920's Art Deco diamond earrings made in 18 carat white gold. These antique diamond earrings are set with European cut diamonds and rose cut diamonds.
What are European cut diamonds?
During the mid 19th century, the old European cut came into focus. This was an attempt to change the old mine cut stones into a more perfect round cut. These stones can be considered as the first true round brilliant cut diamonds. The facets from the old miners were kept in their same position, but changed shape to a more round and evenly shaped stone.
The culets became smaller, as it was realised that light could leak out from this point in the stone. The development of the modern brilliant cut occurred in the early part of the 20thcentury with further modifications through the century. Diamond cutters apply the brilliant cut to other shapes, and this very exacting skill continues to enthrall craftsman and enthusiasts alike.
What are rose cut diamonds?
Like the name implies, the rose cut diamond resembles a rose bud, comprising of a flat base with a number of triangular facets arranged in rows above each other, meeting at a sharp point in the centre.
First manufactured in India at the end of the 15th Century, this cut was perfected at the diamond cutting workshops in Antwerp and Amsterdam, and was very popular during most of the 16th and 17thcenturies.
Where can I buy antique jewellery in Sydney?
At Kalmar Antiques in the Queen Victoria Building. With Australia's finest range of antique jewellery and watches, we are located in the beautiful and historic Queen Victoria Building, Sydney.
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