Markings : "14" and an indecipherable maker's mark on the lever backings and the backs of the earrings. Gram Weight : 2.8 grams. Metal Type : 14k yellow gold and 14k white gold. Tahitian pearl: 8.07 mm long, 6.11 mm wide, 6.28 mm depth, lustrous brown hue. Diamond: 0.02 carats total, 1.13 mm diameter, sparkling clear hue.Stone Treatment: The stone(s) appear to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists. Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester.
Stone Cuts : Oval faceted citrine, naturally rounded and polished Tahitian pearl, round faceted diamond. Earring Backing Style : Hook and lever backings.
Your jeweler can easily convert these to the preferred backing style you desire. For Pierced or Non-Pierced Ears : Pierced.Made in the vintage Mid Century style and composed of 14k yellow and white gold. Each earring features a citrine stone with a lovely yellow-brown hue and an oval faceted cut, creating brilliant sparkle and shine. Beneath the citrine stone is a sparkling clear diamond resting in a 14k white gold setting. A beautiful Tahitian pearl with a rich, lustrous brown hue dangles at the bottom of the earrings. Completed with hook and lever backings for secure wear with pierced ears. This listing is for the item only. The Art Deco era is famous for being the "Gatsby" or "Roaring Twenties" era. A lot of gorgeous and timeless designs in jewelry came out of this period. Jewelry from this period was most often crafted between 1920 and 1940. Art Deco jewelry sometimes featured white gold or platinum, geometric designs, European cut diamonds, filigree, and calibre cut stones that are specially cut to fit the design of the piece. During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would usually take weeks to months to completely craft by hand.
The Mid-Century era, 1935 to 1965, encompassed many new styles of art and architecture and this carried over to jewelry making. This exciting time for jewelry saw movements such as Hollywood Regency, Modernism, Brutalism, and the Atomic Age. Native American artisans were also making their mark in the jewelry industry. Artisans used many kinds of metals, gemstones, glass, and experimented with ceramic and wood as well. This era was filled with new and innovative designs, while also rejuvenating and reinventing older styles.
The unique jewelry which emerged from this era is still very popular today. Citrine is a variety of quartz that features a golden yellow hue. While yellow is the most common color, it can also be seen with a greenish-yellow, brownish-yellow, or orange tint. One famous variety of citrine is Madeira citrine, which is named for the Madeira islands off the coast of Portugal. Citrine takes on a deep orange or reddish tint when heat treated.
Tahitian pearls are grown in French Polynesia, a group of 5 island archipelagos that covers the size the Europe. These pearls are relatively new to the pearl world, and are highly sought after due to their unique color that is completely natural.
Unlike the more common pearl types, Tahitian pearls typically have a naturally dark body color. They are formed from the black lip oyster. These pearls have become some of the most sought after expensive pearls in the world.Because of their vast color range matching these pearls into a finished strand is an enormous task that could require thousands of loose pearls to create a single strand. Diamond is derived from the Greek word, adamas, which means unbreakable.
Diamonds are extremely rare, with the earliest diamonds being discovered in India around the 4th century BC and being traded along the Silk Road; the trade route between India and China. During the latter half of the 18th century, diamonds were discovered in South Africa. Diamonds are renowned for their strength and brilliance of color and ability to reflect and disperse light.
This is what gives them such a brilliant sparkle. Colors range in blue, yellow, brown, green, purple, pink, orange, and red; the less color a diamond has, the higher its grade is. Diamonds range from 1 billion to 3.5 billion years old, and because of their age and qualities, have become the symbol for love across many cultures.
The item "Antique Vintage Deco Mid Century Style 14k Gold Tahitian Pearl Diamond Earrings" is in sale since Sunday, July 5, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Earrings". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.