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

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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 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.


*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".

Diamond Quality

Color (average grades) G
Clarity (average grades) SI2
Cut Transitional modern brilliant round
Content (total) 1.40 carats


Length of drop 4.2cm/1.65"
Width of setting 2.5cm/0.98"

Date: Circa 1950

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AC Silver item Ref. SKU: A4356
Of the Period
Art Deco
Place of Origin
Date of Manufacture
Circa 1950
14k Gold
Yellow Gold
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..
0.98 in. W x 1.65 in. L
2 cm W x 4 cm L
1.65 in. (4 cm)
Dealer Location
Jesmond, United Kingdom
Number of Items
Reference Number
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