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Georgian Topaz Dangle Earrings

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ABOUT THESE EARRINGS

Treat yourself to a little time travel—even while wearing your t-shirt and jeans—with these antique (early-19th century) Georgian earrings. Antique pear-shaped and round topaz stones, in subtle shades of light lavender and pale yellow, are artfully arranged to create slender teardrop shapes, embellished with tiny beads, that swing prettily from French wires accented with sparkling round diamonds. Just right for any time of the day or night. Total topaz weight - 2.00 carats, total diamond weight - .25 carat. Hand fabricated in 14K gold, they measure 1 1/2 (including ear wire) by 7/16 inches.

Details

Materials:
14 Karat Yellow Gold
Length:
1 1/2 Inch With Ear Wire, 1 1/4 Inch Diamond to Tip
Width:
7/16 Inch
Depth:
1/8 Inch
Gram Weight:
4 Grams
Period:
Georgian
Gemstone Details Gemstone 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:
3.20-3.40 mm
Color:
M-N
Clarity:
VS2-I1
Total Diamond Carat Weight:
0.25

2 Antique Pear Cut Topazs

Carat Weight:
1.00 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.
Color:
Purplish Pink
Measurements:
7.50-4.20 mm

8 Round Cut Topazs

Carat Weight:
1.00 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.
Color:
Colorless To Light Yellow To Light Pink
Measurements:
3.20-3.80 mm
Enhancements:
Evidence of Foil Backing
Total Colored Gemstone Carat Weight:
2.00

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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