BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE FRENCH 18K GOLD ROSE CUT DIAMOND EARRINGS c1820
A pair of antique European (French or Belgian?), solid 18 carat gold (tests thereabouts) openwork earrings; beautifully made, with applied highlights set with glistening rose-cut diamonds. With later screw wires.
Beautiful, scarce & so collectible!
CONDITION: Very good. Slight signs of wear & faint denting/shape distortion commensurate with age and use - see pictures. One or two barely noticeable repairs to backs. One diamond misssing, easily replaced. Wires old replacements. Appear to have been recently cleaned.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1820/30. Later wires marked '9ct'.
DIMENSIONS: Drops 69 mm long (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.
WEIGHT: Approx. 11.5 grams together.