These earrings combine the old with the new by having genuine antique cut diamonds set into a more modern setting.
Made in platinum, each earring is set with seven antique European cut diamonds that all come together to total an impressive 2.18 carats, and give such an incredible sparkle to the earrings that will make sure that they are noticed from near or far.
Each earring measures 12mm in diameter making them the perfect size to sit on the ear lobe to be admired day or night, and these earrings will be the perfect accessory for that special outfit, for that special occasion.
Combining new and old comes together seamlessly with these earrings and will no doubt be absolutely loved and adored.
European diamond cluster earrings
These European diamond cluster earrings combine genuine antique diamonds in a more modern platinum setting.
What is a European cut diamond?
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.
Are antique diamonds conflict-free?
Yes! As they were mined over a century ago, there is no concern about the diamonds being "blood diamonds".
Are antique diamonds better for the environment?
Yes! As the diamonds were mined over 100 years ago, there is no need to use heavy, modern mining equipment to mine the diamonds.
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