A pair of Victorian diamond set leaf and pear cut diamond drop earrings, c.1870,
each earring comprised of an arched leaf top, grain set with graduated old European cut, old Swiss cut, cushion shaped and rose cut diamonds, to a small rose cut diamond set hoop below. A pear cut diamond, claw set to a frame of cushion shaped diamonds, with an outer, articulated pear shaped frame, similarly set, suspended below a diamond set leaf surmount. All set in silver and backed in gold. Tested as approximately silver and 9ct gold. Later post and butterfly fittings. A later case by Tessiers Ltd. London. 45mm long, 9.94g (2)
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Diamonds take centre stage in our beautiful selection of historic pieces produced during the reign of Queen Victoria from 1837 to 1901. Prominent for their design and composition, each is to be sold in our auction of Fine Jewellery and Watches on Tuesday 28 June.
Sold for £8,500
Later replacement post and butterfly fittings.
One odd, non matching butterfly.
X1 rose cut diamond deficient.
Very small rose cut diamond to the joining hoop.
2x principal pear cut diamonds estimated as approximately 0.90ct each.
Assessed as approximately: colour E/F, clarity VS2/SI1 and P1/P2
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Auction: Fine Jewellery and Watches, Tue, 28th Jun 2022
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