Antique Austro-Hungarian gold + silver old cut diamond droplet earrings in original box
A pair of sumptuous diamond drop earrings with hallmarks for Austria-Hungary. This pair dates to the turn of the century and suspends both old mine and old rose cut diamonds in silver-topped 14K gold. This short style of two-tone, diamond-set, drop earring was popular during the late 1800s and into the early 20th century. This design features flush-set diamonds in domed bezels at the top with a pear-shaped droplet swinging below. The bezel settings, as well as the concentric "floating" style of the terminating diamonds, are characteristic of this style of earring. Comfortable, lever-back or "dormeuse" style closure. Excellent antique condition with visible hallmarks for Pest, Hungary. These earrings come in their original box.
Note: These earrings come with a jewelry appraisal for insurance/replacement completed by a GIA Graduate Gemologist. The appraisal is set at $3000.
Measurements: 1 1/4" droplet, 3.8 grams
Diamond details: (4) Old European Cut diamonds, .70 CTW and (2) rose cut diamonds, .10 CTW, SI/G-H
Markings: Austro-Hungarian mark for small gold article, left-facing fox's head in cartouche with fineness (4) (580, or 14K) and RAO letter for Pest (merged with Buda to become Budapest in 1873), Hungary. Partial goldsmith mark also visible.
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