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Georgian Ruby and Emerald Dangle Earrings

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20-1-11882

$5,850.00
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ABOUT THESE EARRINGS

Dating back to the early-to-mid 19th century, these extraordinary and gorgeous Georgian-era drop earrings, lightly and lovingly hand fabricated in 23K (!) yellow gold, measure 2 1/2 inches, and even a bit further from their original hinged earwires(!). Golden hand-engraved ribbons glisten and glow with numerous bezel-set, foil-backed rubies and emeralds, culminating in dangling emerald drops surmounted by a regal crown design. The emerald-set tops are removable and may be worn alone. Ravishing rarities. As would be expected, some of the stones have small chips commensurate with age.

Details

Materials:
23K Karat Yellow Gold
Length:
2 1/2 Inches
Width:
13/16 Inch
Height:
3/16 Inch
Gram Weight:
9.1 Grams
Period:
Georgian
Gemstone Details Gemstone Details

16 Mixed Cut Emeralds

Carat Weight:
0.90 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.
Color:
Bluish Green
Measurements:
2.00-2.00 mm
3.20-2.20 mm
4.00-3.10 mm

14 Mixed Cut Rubies

Carat Weight:
1.25 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.
Color:
Purplish Red
Measurements:
2.20-2.00 (exact) mm
2.70-2.20 (exact) mm
5.00-3.30 (exact) mm
Total Colored Gemstone Carat Weight:
2.15

Georgian Jewelry

True antiques, Georgian jewels are the earliest pieces in our collection. Lovely foil-backed stones in mixed-metal settings were made to shine by candlelight over dinner and in the drawing rooms of their genteel wearers. Many pieces were made in memory of loved ones or as “memento mori”—literal reminders of mortality that Georgians saw as sophisticated, rather than morbid. While the delicacy of Georgian era settings has been replaced by more modern methods, the cuts and styles have continued to fascinate jewelry lovers.

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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