Natural Pearl and Diamond Earrings, 19th Century | 天然海水珍珠 配 鑽石 耳墜一對, 19世紀
Natural Pearl and Diamond Earrings
天然海水珍珠 配 鑽石 耳墜一對, 19世紀
Each of foliate motifs, set with old-cut diamonds and pearls, to a drop-shaped pearl measuring approximately 6.95 - 8.65 x 15.60 and 6.70 - 8.20 x 15.70mm, post and sprung back fittings.
Sprung back fitting stamped 750 for 18k yellow gold. Earrings set in silver and yellow gold. Diamonds are bright and lively. Drop-sgaped pearls are slightly grey each with blue and rose overtones, good lustre, under close inspection, there are some natural blemishes, scratches and internal fissues, not quite noticeable when worn. Smaller pearls on average of white body colour with rose and green overtones, good lustre, with drill through holes, overall in good condition. Signs of wear to metal commensurate with age. On one side of the pearl there are minor adhesive residues to the mount. Overall in very good condition.
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Please note that the smaller pearls have not been tested for natural origin.
Accompanied by SSEF report no. 61332, dated 28 November 2011, stating that the two pearls are saltwater natural pearls, with no indications of artificial colour modification.