C. 1980. Glamorous and sophisticated, elegant and fun, these stunning 78.00 ct. t.w. amethyst and .50 ct. t.w. diamond earrings are styled with shades of Etruscan designs. These show-stopping amethyst briolettes are topped with Old Mine cut diamonds and then capped with oval amethysts. The artisanal wire creations propel these vintage beauties into the realm of the sublime. Earwire, textured and polished 10kt yellow gold earrings. Exclusive, one-of-a-kind Estate Jewelry.
DROP: A dangling or stationary detail which "drops" from a bale, strand or earring backing.
10KT: Karat (abbreviated kt or K) is a unit that indicates the purity of gold in the metal. 10kt is 41.67% gold.
YELLOW GOLD: Gold is a precious metal with a natural yellow color. It is quite soft and often alloyed with other metals to increase its strength. The purity of the metal is indicated by a unit called a "karat," with 24kt having the highest percentage of natural gold.
TEXTURED: A unique and varying finish with a tactile surface applied through various techniques, both by hand and with machinery.
POLISHED: A buffed-out finish used to produce a mirror-like shine.
WIRE: sometimes called "shepherd's hooks" or "fishhooks," earwires are a thin, hook-shaped earring backs. They thread onto the ear and can sometimes be squeezed into place or held on with a rubber clutch.
Stones per Earring:
Diamond: The hardest and most brilliant of all gemstones, a diamond can make the heart race with its pure and fiery spark. An ancient symbol of love, a diamond is the preferred gemstone for tokens of affection, such as rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets. Diamond is the birthstone for April.
(Quantity: 4, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Old Mine Cut
OLD MINE CUT: An antique gemstone cut dating back to the 1700s. Features a rounded square silhouette similar to the modern cushion-cut, but conforms to the shape of the rough gemstone in order to preserve the weight. The culet is usually large enough to be easily seen through the table of the diamond.
, Color Grade: H-I, Clarity: SI1-SI2, Weight: 0.50 ct. t.w.)
AMETHYST: A natural variety of quartz, amethyst ranges in color from deep purple to pale lavender, and even to warm greens. Amethyst has been used during meditation to provide a sense of spiritual balance. Amethyst is the birthstone of February.
(Color: Purple, Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Pear
PEAR: Similar to the outline of a pear fruit, this is a round shape that comes to a point on one side.
BRIOLETTE: A three-dimensional teardrop gemstone bead with triangular facets all around.
Weight: 65.00 ct. t.w.)
Amethyst (Color: Purple, Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Oval
OVAL: An elliptical shape that resembles an egg.
Fancy, Weight: 13.00 ct. t.w.)
Diamond (Quantity: 14, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Single-Cut,
SINGLE-CUT: A gemstone cutting technique that dates back to the 1300s. Still used today, the single-cut usually features 18 facets that go in one direction without crossing each other.
Color Grade: H-I, Clarity: SI1-SI2, Weight: 0.07 ct. t.w.)