0.35ct Sapphire and 0.27ct Ruby, 14 ct Yellow Gold Earrings - Antique Circa 1880

GBP 1,995.00

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Object Description

A stunning, fine and impressive pair of antique 0.35 carat sapphire and 0.27 carat ruby, 14 carat yellow gold drop earrings; part of our antique jewellery and estate jewelry collections

These stunning antique Victorian sapphire and ruby earrings are crafted in 14 ct yellow gold.

These tapering shaped earrings display a hand motif holding a wreath*.

The impressive wreath design is embellished with eight individually set round faceted cut sapphires, totalling 0.35ct.

Each hand design is ornamented with a ring and bracelet, incorporating four mine cut diamonds.

The earrings are further embellished with an individually six-claw set ruby to the interior of the wreath and apex of the design, totalling 0.27ct.

The overall design is completed with five articulated yellow gold drop, suspended from the lower border of the main setting.

These impressive antique sapphire earrings for pierced ears secure via a French hook, emanating from a crescent design to the upper border.

These Victorian earrings are supplied with an independent diamond grading report card.

The earrings have been independently tested using state of the art technology (Niton XL2 Analyzer) and verified as 14 ct gold.

The style and composition of these pertain to 19th century American examples, however these earrings bear a late 20th century Italian maker’s hallmark (star 631); it can be determined they were imported into Italy and hallmarked.

NOTE: * Jewellery incorporating hands became increasingly popular in the 19th century. A hand which held flowers or hearts symbolised friendship and romance, whereas those which held daggers represented protection. In Victorian symbolism a wreath embodied the loss of a loved one, however they were also used to betoken love victorious.

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Ruby Quality
Cut Round Faceted
Content 0.27 carat

Sapphire Quality
Cut Round Faceted
Content 0.35 carat

Diamond Quality
Colour (average grades) H
Clarity (average grades) P1
Cut Mine
Content 0.05 carat

Length of drop 6.95cm/2.74″
Length of setting 6cm/2.36″
Width of setting 2.63cm/1.04″
Height of setting 7.16mm/0.28″

12.87 grams

Object History

Date: Circa 1880
Origin: USA

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Object Condition

These antique earrings are fine quality, set with impressive diamonds, sapphires and rubies displaying fine colour and brilliance. The earrings are a good gauge of gold for their type and in excellent condition in keeping with age.

Object Details

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35b St Georges Terrace
Tyne and Wear

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