A pair of antique silver-top/18 karat gold rhodium plated earrings with diamonds. The earrings have 96 Old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 8.70 carats, (including large diamonds, approximate weight .75 carat each), H/I/J color, SI clarity. In the late 19th century, a revival of Georgian and French 18th-Century design took place. These pendeloque ear pendants exemplify this revival, as the majority of ear pendants of this age were set entirely with diamonds or a combination of diamonds and pearls. Similar examples of these earrings are illustrated in Earrings, by Daniela Mascetti and Amanda Triossi, Thames & Hudson, 1990, pgs. 71-76.
A pair of French Antique 18 karat gold earrings with diamonds and lapis lazuli. The articulated earrings have 6 rose-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .24 carat, and round and lozenge-shape lapis lazuli stones. French wires later.Late 19th Century earrings discussed in "Earrings From Antiquity to the Present", by Daniela Mascetti and Amanda Triossi, Thames & Hudson, 1990, page 85-88.
A pair of French Art Deco platinum earrings with diamonds, red coral, and onyx. The earring tops have black onyx and coral beads that suspend pear shape drop with 46 old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.00 carat alternating with black enamel triangles. The interior of the drop is framed with a single piece of cut coral. The earrings are in a modified pendeloque motif. Similar discussed in Earrings from Antiquity to the Present by Daniela Mascetti and Amanda Triossi, Thames & Hudson, 1990, page 132-135.
A pair of American Retro 18 karat gold and platinum earrings with diamonds and tourmalines by John Rubel. The abstract leaf form earrings are set with 2 rectangular-cut green tourmalines with an approximate total weight of 9.50 carats, The curling fronds are further accented by 26 single-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .78 carats. Famous for their superb ballerina and dancer brooches, the firm of John Rubel had a long history of collaborating with Van Cleef & Arpels, both in Paris and New York. The two firms'' shared designer, Maurice Duvalet, was a French artist who, according to Maurice Galle, "brought chic to everything he touched." These abstract floral earclips represent the Rubel brothers'' love of all manner of flowers. As Penny Proddow noted in American Jewelry: Glamor and Tradition, "Even their simplest jewelry was sculptural."
A pair of French platinum earrings with sapphires and diamonds by Cartier. The earrings have 30 pear-shape sapphires with an approximate total weight of 28.00 carats, 42 round-cut and 30 pear-shape diamonds with an approximate total weight of 10.00 carats, G/H color, VS clarity. The articulated drops are detachable. With signed Cartier box.
A pair of French 18 karat gold earrings by Cartier. Each bloom-shaped earring is comprised of heart-shaped mother of pearl petals, accented by gold frames, and centering on a beautifully-textured internal bloom of gold.
A pair of French Late Art Deco platinum earrings with diamonds. The earrings have 38 baguette diamonds with an approximate total weight of 3.00 carats, and round diamonds with an approximate total weight of 6.20 carats. The 2 larger round diamonds have approximate weights of 2.35 carats and 2.50 carats, J/K/L color, SI clarity. The approximate total weight of the diamonds is 14.05 carats. The earrings are designed in a stylized Art Deco floral motif.
A pair of French Late-20th Century platinum and 18 karat gold earrings with diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels. The earrings have 104 circular-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 17.00 carats, E/F color, VS clarity. The earrings are designed as dimensional domed clusters. With signed Van Cleef & Arpels gray silk pouch.
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