Victorian Sterling 14kt Diamond & Persian Turquoise Teardrop Earrings
A beautiful pair of turquoise and diamond earrings from the Victorian (ca1880) era! Crafted in 14kt yellow gold, each earring dangles a teardrop-shaped Persian turquoise stone below a stunning diamond surmount. The dazzling old Mine Cut diamonds are belcher-set in beautiful sterling topped gold, supported by gold lever back wires at the top, catching the light perfectly! Each stone weighs approximately 0.50ct. Dangling freely from the diamond topper is a magnificent Persian turquoise teardrop, which displays an incredible sky blue hue. It rests within yellow gold bezel, featuring a beautiful flowing border. A wonderful natural patina accents the gold and silver surface, and a "14K" stamp can be found on the wire lever. A fabulous example of Victorian era jewelry, these earrings look stunning when worn, and would make a very special addition to any collection!
Measurements: The earrings hang 1 1/8" long (including the wire tops) and measure approximately 3/8" wide at the base of the turquoise teardrop.
Condition: The overall condition of the earrings is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold and silver settings, or to the diamond and turquoise stones, all of which are secure and intact. The lever-back wires are secure and in excellent condition. There is a natural patina that gives a slightly darkened appearance to the setting, this is normal for Victorian era jewelry and adds depth and character to its unique appearance.