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Petite Georgian Emerald and Diamond Earrings

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20-1-11926

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ABOUT THESE EARRINGS

The gorgeous jewel had so many pretty parts, we decided to repurpose two of them. These delightfully dainty earrings--once part of a Georgian brooch (circa mid-1800s)--glisten and glow with lively bright green pear-shaped gem emeralds in a surround of tiny gold spheres. Topped by twinkling table-cut diamonds, they dangle from sweeping shepherd's hooks. A lovely little kiss of ornament for your lobes. Total emerald weight, .32 carat. Hand fabricated in 18K gold. Condition note: both diamonds show wear commensurate with age.

Details

Materials:
18K Karat Yellow Gold
Length:
3/4 Inch, Dangle 1/2 Inch
Width:
1/4 Inch
Height:
1/8 Inch
Gram Weight:
1.5 Grams
Period:
Georgian
Center Emerald details
Cut/Shape:
Pear Cut
Color:
Green
Carat Weight:
0.32 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:
4.80-3.30 mm
4.80-3.00 mm
Additional Details Additional Gem Details

2 Table Cut Cut Diamonds

Carat Weight:
0.15 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:
3.00-2.40 mm
3.10-2.50 mm
Color:
L-M
Clarity:
SI
Total Diamond Carat Weight:
0.15
Total Colored Gemstone Carat Weight:
0.32

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 While the delicacy of Georgian era settings has been replaced by more modern methods, the cuts and styles have continued to fascinate jewelry lovers.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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