Antique French Diamond and Enamel Back-to-Front Earrings in 18k Gold

I come across a lot of earrings while shopping in France that have the unique French style back to front closure.  Normally I pass on them as some folks find them a bit confusing, but I simply couldn't resist these wonderful, French Neoclassical Diamond and black enamel beauties.  They each showcase a fantastically sparkly Old European cushion cut diamond in a delightful buttercup mount with a double row of black enamel acting as the perfect frame.  


These early earrings are completely handcrafted, and each is set with a lively approximately .45 carat diamond, for .9 carats total weight.  They are hallmarked with a horse head mark and a maker's mark, indicating that they were made in France between 1838-1919, of 18 karat gold, these most likely date to around 1850.  They measure just over 1/2 inch each way not including the wires.  Together they weigh 3.7 grams.  There is a tiny spot of wear on the enamel on one earring, it can be seen in the photos in super close up, but is barely visible to the naked eye.

Front to back earrings work just as they sound, the earring goes through the ear from behind and clips in the front.  They are extremely comfortable to wear, but it can take a little time getting used to putting them on.  The key is to wiggle the earring instead of trying to just push it through.  Don't be surprised if you get hooked on this style of closure once you get used to it!

I offer layaway on most items purchased for full retail price. In general my layaway terms are 1/3 down and 1/3 in 30 days and the last 1/3 in 60 days.  I am flexible so if you are interested please ask me and we can work out a payment plan that suits you.  Items ship when payment is complete and items purchased or payments made on layaway are eligible for store credit only.

I always want you to be delighted with every aspect of your purchase.  If you are not completely satisfied for any reason simply let me know and we'll work together to get the item returned for a full refund.  I guarantee that my pictures and descriptions are as accurate as possible.  My goal is to exceed your best expectations!

SKU: ES1014059V




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