Retro 14kt Natural Nephrite Jade + Diamond Drop Earrings
A stunning and unique pair of nephrite jade earrings from the late Retro (ca1940s) era! Each unique earring begins with a bold 14kt yellow and white gold surmount. The yellow gold outer flourishes display a lovely texture while the white gold parts are smoothly polished, feature delicate milgraining, and adorn two Single Cut diamonds. Dangling freely below is a dramatic, elongated natural nephrite jade stone, which has a torpedo shape and is capped in 18kt white gold. Both jade stones are smoothly polished and display a striking color, with various hues of soft and earthy greens for a subtle marbled effect. A simple earring post and matching tension back (marked 585) secures this beautiful pair to the ear, allowing for comfortable wear and wonderful movement. These elegant and flattering earrings are in beautiful condition and would make a lovely addition to any collection!
Measurements: Each earring hangs approximately 2 3/8" long. The teardrop jade links are 1 5/8" long and slightly more than 1/4" at the thickest point. The surmounts are 3/4" at their widest point.
Condition: The overall condition of the earrings is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting, jade stones, or diamonds, all of which are intact. The earring posts and backs are secure and in good condition.