TWO PAIRS OF PENDANT-EARRINGS
3,500 - 4,500 USD
Property from the Estate of Flora Cameron Crichton, San Antonio, Texas
TWO PAIRS OF PENDANT-EARRINGS
One pair suspending cushion-cut amethysts from lines of sugarloaf cabochon sapphires, accented with round and single-cut diamonds; the other pair suspending pearls measuring approximately 7.1 and 7.0 mm, from geometric surmounts set with round and single-cut diamonds; both pairs circa 1920s. With screw back fittings.
Please note that the pearls have not been tested for natural origin.
Both pairs in good condition.
The amethyst pair: mounting tests as platinum. The amethysts are medium light violetish purple, eye clean, one with a few small scratch on the table. The sapphires are medium blue, slightly included. The diamonds are bright and lively. Length approximately 1½ inches.
The pearl pair: mounting tests as platinum; screw back fittings stamped 9 Ct for gold. The pearls are of white body color, with good skin and luster, with soft rose and green overtones. Please note that the pearls have not been tested for natural origin.
Each with screw back fittings without posts; wearable on both pierced and unpierced ears.
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