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

He saw her across the dusty market somewhere in southern France. The day was full of heat and passersby moved slowly, looking at baguettes and ripened plums. She stood by a fruit cart with pears and cherries, speaking with a smile to the man who owned it. She walked on by, glancing at the cotton clouds in the sky. He noticed there was something spectacular about her presence. The earrings in her ears looked like drops of sunlight that had fallen from the sky and chose to follow her around, addicted to her air. She seemed so casual about the whole thing that he knew he had to find out her name.

These antique diamond earrings were handcrafted around 1905 in France. They were made in 18 karat gold and bear the French eagle’s head mark. Each earring features a sparkling prong set diamond. The first earring holds an Old European cut stone that measures 5.3 x 5.3 x 2.9 mm and weighs approximately .55 carats. The second earring holds a transitional cut diamond that measures 5.5 x 5.5 x 3.4 mm and weighs approximately .65 carats, a total weight in both ears of 1.2 carats. Overall, these earrings weigh 1.2 grams. Each earring measures 15 x 6.3 mm in overall size.

These earrings have a back to front closure which works just as it sounds, 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!

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