Late Victorian diamond drop earrings. This Old European Cut diamonds are set in a six prong tulip head that simply drop off of an ear wire.

These diamonds were cut by a master diamond cutter and maximize the dispersion of light.

Cut: Old European Cut Diamonds
Color: G/H
Clarity: VS1/2 (*both diamonds have a natural in the girdle)
Weight: 2 = 1.45 cts estimated weight
Measurements: 0.78 cts = 5.65 x 5.62 x 3.87 mm / 0.69 cts = 5.66 x 5.61 x 3.27 mm

Dimensions: 17.5 x 11 mm / post measures 1.45 mm
Metal: 14k white gold
Markings: None
Weight: grams
Circa: 1890-1900
Condition Rating: 8 (ear wires were recently made and hand fabricated, diamonds)

A "Natural" is the skin of a diamond left onto a cut stone. It sometimes looks like a chip but when you a closer look, using a microscope, you will see it looks like a crystal. The reason why this is left on the stone by the diamond cutter is so that it retains more weight in the stone.

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Antique Diamond Drop Earrings with Old European Cut Diamonds in 14k White Gold

  • Bracelets and rings get the most wear out of all the styles of jewelry. Make sure that your jewelry is professionally cleaned and your stones checked annually.

    For gold rings, the higher the karat weight, the softer the metal will be, and the easier it will scratch. Frequent polishing is unecessary. Polishing your rings removes layers of metals and will thin it out through time.  

    The same goes with platinum, as it is a malleable and softer metal, yet denser, which makes it last longer.  Platinum is also a white metal naturally and stays white, whereas white gold is yellow that has white alloys giving it a whiter appearance, but will never be as white as platinum. 

    For high value items, typically of $1,000, it is a good idea to have your pieces insured on your homeowners policy or with a separate insurer like Jewelers Mutual. 

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