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Victorian Purple Spinel and Diamond Earrings

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20-1-11099

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ABOUT THESE EARRINGS

A pair of unusual gemstones: faceted oval natural spinels, cast an enchanting dusky purple grape colored glow from within golden repoussé frames suspended from sparkling white old mine-cut diamonds in these rare, ravishing, and eminently wearable Victorian ear drops crafted in warmly burnished 14K yellow gold - circa 1875. 7/8 inch long (they drop a bit further from the 18K ear wires).

Details

Materials:
14 Karat Yellow Gold, 18 Karat Yellow Gold
Length:
1 1/8 Inch
Width:
1/2 Inch
Height:
3/16 Inch
Gram Weight:
5.2 Grams
Period:
Victorian
Center Spinel details
Cut/Shape:
Oval Cut
Color:
Purple To Slightly Reddish Purple
Carat Weight:
4.00 carat Because mountings prohibit full and accurate observation of gem quality and weight, all data pertaining to mounted gems can be considered as approximate unless accompanied by an independent laboratory certificate (AGL, EGL, GIA). Unless otherwise stated, all colored stones and pearls are assumed to be subject to a relatively stable and possibly undetected color and/or clarity enhancement.
Measurements:
8.50 x 6.40 x 4.17 mm
Additional Details Additional Gem Details

2 Old Mine Cut Diamonds

Carat Weight:
0.25 carat Because mountings prohibit full and accurate observation of gem quality and weight, all data pertaining to mounted gems can be considered as approximate unless accompanied by an independent laboratory certificate (AGL, EGL, GIA). Unless otherwise stated, all colored stones and pearls are assumed to be subject to a relatively stable and possibly undetected color and/or clarity enhancement.
Measurements:
3.00-3.10 mm
Color:
G-H
Clarity:
VS2-SI1
Total Diamond Carat Weight:
0.25
Total Carat Weight:
4.00

About Victorian Jewelry

The eclectic Victorians didn’t limit themselves when it came to motifs and themes—if it struck their fancy, they turned it into jewelry. Sweet and sentimental with a distinct romantic streak, Victorian gems expanded upon their Georgian predecessors. The array of styles that blossomed (sometimes quite literally) during this era endure to this day.

Jewelry Care

As with anything of value, especially sentimental value, taking good care of your vintage and antique jewelry from Lang will enhance its beauty and extend its lifespan. We encourage you to have your jewelry checked and cleaned by us or by your trusted local jeweler every six months, to ensure that each piece is in good wearable condition with all gemstones in place. It’s not uncommon for stones to loosen over time, and it’s much easier to tighten a loose stone than to replace a lost one! As stated in our Repair Policy, we strongly recommend that you allow us to perform any repairs, since our jewelers are specialists in restoring vintage and antique jewelry.

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