Measurements: Weight is 3.2 grams. Length is a little over 1/2 inch (1.5cm). Small diamonds are approximately 8pts and larger diamonds somewhere between 20-25 pts. Description : Small (see dimentions above) earrings that can be worn and never removed as they are so comfortable.
Hence the name'sleepers' and in French,'dormeuse'. Curved gold wires are easy to insert and wear in the ear.
Main body of mounts are yellow gold, but deep horse-shoe/U-shaped prongs are made of platinum, a superior solution to silver which was commonly used to set off diamonds in gas light at the time. The upper diamond/surmount is much smaller, but identically set to the larger Old European cut diamond beneath it. Effect of a pair of flowers - very pretty, light and airy. Behind the larger/bottom stone is a hinged catch for the wire, holding it securely in place.
Comes in an original, old/antique box of leather with pale gold/yellow velvet lining and gold embossed design on the borders. Small size is suitable for wearing every day or for a young girl. Marks and Metal: French owl mark and bearded man. Indicate 18k gold of unknown origin and platinum.
Condition: Good with minor wear commensurate with age. All parts are original and in good order. Please see enlarged pictures and don't hesitate to ask questions which we will do our best to answer. Add Me to Your Favorite Sellers. We would appreciate it if you notify us in advance, and explain the reason for the return.
Please pack carefully to ensure the item reaches us in the same condition it left here and don't forget to insure and track properly. These charges are the buyers responsibility. The item "Antique Earrings 18k Gold Platinum Diamonds French Sleepers Old Jewelry Box6878" is in sale since Thursday, May 21, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Earrings". The seller is "brendaginsberg" and is located in Boca Raton, Florida.
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