C. 1920. This lovely pair of cameo earrings from our Estate collection features an agate and onyx cameo design, encircled by cultured freshwater pearls. With inspiration from the Art Deco era, the pair is finished with an onyx stud at the top. Non-pierced screw, 14kt yellow gold earrings. Exclusive, one-of-a-kind Estate Jewelry.
Product Details (for C. 1920 Vintage Onyx and Agate With 3mm Cultured Pearl Cameo Drop Earrings in 14kt Yellow Gold)
DROP: A dangling or stationary detail which "drops" from a bale, strand or earring backing.
14KT: Karat (abbreviated kt or K) is a unit that indicates the purity of gold in the metal. 14kt is 58.33% gold. In the United States, 14K yellow gold is most favored and used in jewelry.
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.
POLISHED: A buffed-out finish used to produce a mirror-like shine.
SCREW: An earring with a screw post insert and a backing that twists on to hold it in place.
NON-PIERCED SCREW: Ideal for people without pierced ears, non-pierced screw backings provide a custom fit for an earring. They rely on a clamp mechanism that tightens by twisting a screw in the back.
1 1/4 inches
Stones per Earring:
AGATE: a variety of chalcedony, agate covers a rainbow spectrum of colors from black and gray to brown, pink, blue and yellow. Agate can be textured and exhibit a variegated layered stripe effect, which makes it a wonderful stone for carved cameos and beaded necklaces and bracelets.
(Color: White, Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Oval
OVAL: An elliptical shape that resembles an egg.
CAMEO: A low relief carving where the carving is above the background layer. Usually carved in shell or stone to portray the profile of a woman.
, Size: 16X18 mm)
ONYX: A favorite of the ancient Greeks and Romans, this glossy black gemstone adds a sophisticated shine to rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Perfect for day or night, onyx delivers a dramatic dose of color to gold and sterling silver jewelry designs.
(Color: Black, Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Oval Cabochon
CABOCHON: A style of cutting gemstones to achieve a smooth, domed surface with an absence of facets.
, Size: 5 mm)
CULTURED PEARLS: Likened to the moon, pearls have been valued for their luminous glow and natural beauty for thousands of years. Today, high-quality cultured freshwater pearls make pearl jewelry affordable to all. Pearl is the traditional birthstone for the month of June.
(Color: White, Quantity: 40, Shape & Cutting Style: Near-round
NEAR-ROUND: A pearl that visually appears almost round.
, Size: 3 mm)
All weights and measures are approximate.
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