Those early antique rose cut diamond earrings are absolutely incredible.
The were hand crafted around 1800-1820 in Continental Europe, most likely the territories of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Being early, they are made entirely in silver and they are not hallmarked. Their style as well as the workmanship points to the Austro-Hungary as their origin, with the silver, rubover settings to the diamonds and a lacy, silver gallery around the gemstone settings. The rose cut diamonds are chunky and substantial, measuring 8.2 x 6.5 mm and 8.7 x 6.9 mm in diameter. The total estimated diamond weight of the two large diamonds is 2.8 carats, making each one around 1.4 carats. They are foil set underneath and are so beautifully, brilliantly sparkly ! The earring's overall dimensions are 1 1/4 x 7/8 inches. They weigh 7.3 grams together.
There are very good reasons why this style of the earring, the dormouse was so immensely popular and fashionable on the Continent at the turn of the 18th and 19th century and continue to do so until today. These, with those super large rose cut diamonds are exceptional. They are fabulously flattering, sitting just below the earlobe, adding a sparkle and lifting the face with the diamond light and reflections, beautifully complimenting long and short hairstyles, light and dark hair. Just wonderful - huge diamonds with enormous charm and impact. So early yet timeless, superbly opulent and elegant with the old world charm. Just irresistibly beautiful !! They are in amazing antique condition as are the diamonds.
We love, love love .... those earrings !! We love how early and gorgeous they are, we love those sparkly and brilliant diamonds and we adore the style !!
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Antique Georgian 2.8 Carats Rose Cut Diamond Dormouse Earrings
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