Retro gold earrings each with a pain de sucre amethyst cabochon dotted around with eight single brilliant cut diamonds, suspended by a smaller openwork illusion set pain de sucre amethyst cabochon framed by four single brilliant cut diamonds.
Antique jewelry object group: earrings long hanging
Condition: excellent condition
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Country of origin: Although it does not carry any legible control marks we believe this to be of Belgian origin.
Style: Retro - The style now called "Retro Art" is a genre which was developed in the 1940s and 1950s in response to a need for bold, eye-catching graphics and shapes that were easy to reproduce.
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Period: ca. 1945
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Material: 18K bi-color (yellow and white) gold
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Extra information: Pain de sucre cabochon - Pain de sucre is French for "sugarloaf". A type of cabochon that, in contrary to the normal cabochon, is polished in a way that the top of the stone is really sticking out in a (smooth) point. The naming of such polishing refers to a sugarloaf in its traditional form. Namely a tall gently-tapering cylinder with a conical top, in which refined sugar was exported from the Caribbean and eastern Brazil from the 17th to 19th centuries.
Diamonds: 24 single brilliant cut diamonds (also called 8/8) with a total estimated weight of approx. 0.72 crt.
Note: All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since the stones were not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
Total diamond weight: approx. 0.72 crt.
Precious stones: and four pain du sucre cabochon cut amethysts
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Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April and amethyst for February.
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Hallmarks: No trace.
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Dimensions: height of pendant 3,67 cm (1,44 inch)
Weight: 12,20 gram (7,84 dwt)
Reference Nº: 14030-0100
Copyright photography: Adin, fine antique jewelry
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