The turntable played the Everly Brothers and Elvis. It was a neighborhood gathering of couples and friends, dining on appetizers and sipping pink lemonade through colored straws. She wore an elegant taupe and olive green ensemble, complete with a swing dress and a pair of matching ghillies. Her hair was curled to accentuate her jawline and right there, hanging from her ears, were ribbons of gold, set with rubies. Her hips swayed to the music, allowing the skirt of her dress to swish, back and forth. She made mesmerizing look effortless.
These vintage retro ruby and diamond earrings were handcrafted around 1950. They are made in 18 karat gold and feature flowers made up of cabochon cut rubies and round white diamonds. The gold details act like a ribbon, hanging gracefully from the ear. Each of the eight total rubies are approximately 5 mm in diameter and 2 mm deep for a total ruby weight of approximately 4.32 carats total. Each of the 8 faceted diamonds are 2.25 mm in diameter for a total diamond weight of approximately .5 carats. The earrings have posts and clips to hold them in place securely.
The overall measurements of each earring are 37.5 x 21 x 10.7 mm. Together, they weigh 13.7 grams. They have been acid tested.
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Item ID: ESA21450VA
There were strict rules when it came to mourning in the latter half of the 17th century, when these fabulous earrings were made. A widow would wear mourning black for two years, after which she could go into half mourning and introduce a bit of gray, lavender and lilac. A pair of earrings as stylish as these were perfect for the lady in mourning and could be worn long after the mourning period ended.
These beauties were hand crafted in England in the 1830s in either the Georgian or Victorian era. They contain sparkling faceted jet gems set in 9 karat gold. Jet is a form of mineral which is considered a minor gemstone, it’s created from wood decaying under pressure and there are large deposits of it in the United Kingdom. Whitby, England is the home of a large deposit of Jet. It has been used for thousands of years in jewelry making in England. These earrings are set with one long teardrop cut jet which measures 10 mm long and 6 mm across and 17 round faceted jet gems. The earrings are 50 mm long from the top of the wires and 14.3 mm across at the widest point, they weigh 4.5 grams. They are unmarked, and have been acid tested on the backs and wires to verify that they are 9 karat gold.
These luminous earrings are a go-with-everything pair in gold and black, they would be perfect with everything from bluejeans to little black dresses.
I was quite taken with the funky shapes of these wonderful banded agate earrings. Popular during the mourning of Queen Victoria for their black color, banded agates are most commonly seen as a simple round bead shape. These are just lovely!
Set with 15 karat gold (tested, not marked) wires and caps, the long bottoms have great movement and pizzaz! They weigh 6.7 grams together, and they hang about 1 1/2 inches from the ear. It's getting tougher and tougher for me to find original banded agate earrings and not just a couple of beads from an old strand hung together, so I was really thrilled to find these. They are in very nice antique condition, they were doubtlessly made in England around 1870-1880. Gorgeous!
Okay, so truth be told, these utterly fabulous cut steel earrings have been having a leisurely stroll through my jewelry box since I purchased them last winter. They make a huge statement, they sparkle in even the lowest light and turn even the most blah outfit into an absolute ensemble. I’m finally ready to give you a chance at them. Are you looking for something that won’t bust your budget but makes just as huge and sparkly of a statement as diamonds? Look no further than these cut steel beauties!
I’m sure that these beauties were not always earrings, I suspect that they started life out as buckles. They are a little bit on the heavy side, not enough to bother me, but I don’t forget I’m wearing them, that’s for sure. They hang 69.6 mm from the top of the wire to the bottom of the hoop and 40.7 mm across at the bow ends and together they weigh 29 grams. The original buckles were probably Georgian and almost certainly English, c. 1850. I couldn’t say when they were converted, I purchased them as earrings in London (with much delight!). They have sterling silver wires and the cut steel beads are riveted to brass back plates. Care should be taken to keep them dry.
She wore a leather jacket with cut steel dangling earrings. Her motorcycle was matte black and her hair was whisked in caramel shades. She looked like she would wear combat boots but her feet were donned in velvet black heels. He didn’t know what to make of her, which was more than okay since he was a fan of surprises.
The components of these antique early Victorian earrings were handcrafted in England around 1870. The tops doubtless started off life as buttons or buckles and the drops came perhaps from a purse or collar. Sometime in their history the pieces were married together to form this wonderful set of drop earrings. I've no real idea when they were converted, I purchased them this way in London. The components are cut steel and brass and the earrings have 9 karat gold wires. Reminiscent of a dream catcher, faceted beads of metal, which look a bit like a disco ball, encircle a large light-reflecting droplet of shining faceted metal. Three chains drop from the top plate, adding even more style. These earrings weigh 14.9 grams. They measure 2 ¼ x 7/8 inches and have been acid tested.
Be a bombshell, astonish the masses and surprise your own sense of style with these striking and wonderful cut steel beauties.