Victorian diamond silver and gold drop earrings circa 1850.
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DIAMONDS: one hundred forty-eight old mine-cut diamonds totaling approximately 3.00-carats.
METAL: silver and 14-karat yellow gold.
WEIGHT: 10.9 grams.
EARRING BACKS: antique hinged backs that hook onto the top of the earring’s backs, noticeable in the photograph where they are shown on their sides. Look at the one on the left, also in the enlarged detail.
MEASUREMENTS: approximately 1 ¾” (4.40 cm) long and 5/8” (1.60 cm) wide overall.
CONDITION: high magnification photographs show considerable design details, and that the item is in exceptionally good condition, all consistent with age and wear.