1.40Ct Diamond and Onyx, 14k Yellow Gold Drop Earrings - Vintage Circa 1950 For Sale
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1.40Ct Diamond and Onyx, 14k Yellow Gold Drop Earrings - Vintage Circa 1950


A stunning, fine and impressive pair of vintage black onyx and 1.40 carat diamond, 14 karat yellow gold Art Deco style drop earrings; part of our diverse vintage jewelry and estate jewelry collections These stunning diamond and onyx earrings have been crafted in 14k yellow gold. Each Art Deco style earring displays an impressive circular bezel set black onyx panel encircled by twelve individually six claw / prong set, well color matched, transitional modern brilliant round cut diamonds. Each earring is accented with three articulated drops embellished with black onyx and terminating with diamond ornamented, fluted terminals. The vintage earrings secure to the reverse with a hallmarked clip fastening, for non pierced ears. The earrings are hallmarked to the clip fastening with the 14k gold fineness mark (14k) and stamped with 'PAT 2583988'*. These 1950s onyx earrings are supplied with an independent diamond grading report card. NOTE *PAT 2583988 refers to the patented clip-on fastening which secures the earrings. The patent was issued in January 1952 to the inventors, "Ballou Jr Frederick A" and "Stafford Rogers T". Images do not always reflect the true colour and brilliance of gemstones and diamonds. The video however provides a truer representation of the actual colour and showcases each stone. Diamond Quality Color (average grades) G Clarity (average grades) SI2 Cut Transitional modern brilliant round Content (total) 1.40 carats Dimensions Length of drop 4.2cm/1.65" Width of setting 2.5cm/0.98" Date: Circa 1950 Video: A video of this fine piece is available upon request Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this fine example of vintage jewelry/estate jewelry. SKU: A4356


  • Creator
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  • Place of origin
  • Date of manufacture
    Circa 1950
  • Period
  • Metal
  • Stone
  • Condition
    Excellent. These clip on earrings are fine quality, set with impressive black onyx panels and very high color graded diamonds. The earrings are a very good gauge of gold and are in excellent condition, with a clear hallmark to the reverse..
  • Dimensions

    W 0.98 in. x D 1.65 in.

    W 24.9 mm x D 41.91 mm

  • Length
    1.65 in. (41.91 mm)
  • Weight
    1.40 ct
  • Seller location
    Jesmond, GB
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