Mother of Pearl and Diamond 'X' Earrings by J.E. Caldwell
ABOUT THESE EARRINGS
Formerly part of a fancy 1920s Art Deco white-tie tuxedo set--created and signed by J.E. Caldwell*-- shimmering iridescent mother-of-pearl discs, each centered by an 'X' glittering with rose-cut diamonds, are encircled by halos of rose-cut diamonds, in what are now utterly lovely and unique ear drops. Total diamond weight, .30 carat. Hand fabricated in platinum over 14K gold.
*From their website: James Emmott Caldwell left his hometown of Poughkeepsie, New York in 1836 to study as a jeweler and watchmaker in New York City. In 1839, he opened his first jewelry shop and began creating his own jewelry in Philadelphia under a partnership. In 1841, J.E. Caldwell & Co. was officially formed. J.E. Caldwell jewelry quickly grasped an identity of finely handcrafted pieces influenced by the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements. These pieces remain some of the most intricate and refined of their kind, mounted with the true artistry that distinguishes every piece of jewelry bearing the J.E. Caldwell imprint.