An pair of exquisite 1920s Art Deco platinum and diamond stud earrings along with a Scottish retailers antique fitted earring box.
Perfectly crafted as flower heads in bright white platinum these dainty earrings are incredibly detailed. They have scalloped edges and carved detail on each petal. Each earring is set in the centre with a little bright white brilliant cut diamond.
The diamonds are set in a rubbed over bezel accented in rows of milgrain beading. They sit in a cut out elevated setting which gives the earrings a raised and gently pillowed profile from the side. The under gallery is cut out too allowing the passage of even more light to add to the lovely sparkle of the diamonds, a technique often used in Art Deco rings.
Superb quality these dainty beauties are robust enough for everyday wear. They have long heavy gauge post backs which are threaded and the original very sturdy scroll backs that screw into the posts. There is a hole at the back of each of the scrolls too so the posts go all the way through securely fastening the earring to the front and back of the scrolls. An astonishingly secure way of fastening earrings and once in place you will never have to worry about losing them.
The earrings come in an antique blue leather retailers box from Edward & Sons Ltd. Diamond Merchants, 92 Buchannan Street, Glasgow
MATERIALS: platinum, acid tested
GEMSTONES: 2 round diamonds, Presidium tested, brilliant cut measuring 3.2mm in the setting
MEASUREMENTS: face of earrings measures approx. 3/8" (1cm) in diameter, length front to back is 5/8" (2cm). Box measures 2-1/2"x1-3/4" by 1-3/8" deep (6.5cmx4,5cm by 3.5cm)
DATE: 1915-1920, Art Deco
WEIGHT: 2.0 grams total
HALLMARKS: none seen, acid tests platinum/palladium
CONDITION: Excellent all original rarely worn condition with absolutely no flaws and, given age, the antique earring box is in incredible condition too. They have likely sat quietly in a drawer or other safe place for decades!
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