Gorgeous genuine Victorian era 18K solid gold sleeper earrings with old European cut diamond superb craftsmanship fine gold period jewelry

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Gorgeous genuine Victorian era 18K solid gold sleeper earrings with old European cut diamond superb craftsmanship fine gold period jewelry

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$1,195.00

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Item details

Vintage from the 19th century

Materials

Gold, Stone

Gemstone: Diamond

Dimensions

Length: 17 Millimeters; Drop length: 5 Millimeters; Width: 12 Millimeters

IMPORTANT: A description is available following the details. Please, read on. Thank you.

Size: total length of the earrings (including the size of the diamond) 17mm
Weight: 8.9g
Material: 18K solid gold, old European cut diamond
Style: dormeuses (sleeper earrings)
Origin: France
Provenance: the estate of Madame F in the Burgundy part of France
condition: excellent estate, less then normal wear
Additional remarks: These earrings are stamped with the eagle head assay mark which guarantees their 18K solid gold content. They also feature a number

N.b.: We guarantee the authenticity of our items. Each one of them has been evaluated by our experts and checked by our competent jeweler.

DESCRIPTION:
These beautiful earrings are stamped with the Eagle Head and feature the number 8987. This is an definite indication of how well these sleeper earrings were made, for the number implies that they may have been made for a specific customer or for a feature in a catalogue.

The Eagle Head assay mark is an official stamp issued by the French government. It indicates that a guarantee it given that the said stamped item is crafted in 18-carat solid gold, no less, no more. One would not dare tampering with this official stamp!

"Sleepers" is the English translation of "dormeuses" -- from the French verb "dormir." It means that those earrings are so comfortable that you can actually sleep with them on. They were the fashion rage in the nineteenth century and have remained so to-day, judging from the intense search to locate genuine period pieces.

While many dormeuses were made to dangle from their base, usually a diamond, these are uniquely designed in the shape of a sphere crafted in jet black onyx -- that very black color that bespeak of the Victorian period and its accessories. The black jet onyx ball is set on a highly decorated gallery and features an added old European cut diamond of excellent quality and sparkle. it measures approximately 2.5mm across and is free from any inclusions.

The more we studied these earrings, the more we became enamored by their fascinating size and color. The fact that the lever back and the entire earrings are in excellent vintage condition meant that it was a real find for our store. They are in excellent condition. Any white or cloudy spots on the images are glare and/or photographic obstructions.

MORE:
Guaranteed to please as do all of our items. Our Store does not deal in industrialized, reproduced or mass produced jewelry or art objects. We spend a considerable amount of time researching our items to guarantee their authenticity, and stand behind every piece we sell. Shop with peace of mind, knowing that your satisfaction is our greatest reward and our ultimate goal.

Ask about our Lay-away options (available on purchases of $500 or more) or request a payment plan for more expensive items.

More photographs are always available upon request.

Communication is the key to a successful transaction so please, do not hesitate to ask questions. We try to describe our products accurately but, please, examine the photographs carefully as some details, visible on the photos, are not always contained in the descriptions.

All sizes are good approximations. Gems are measured in their settings, to respect the integrity of the jewelry item.

Shop with confidence. We have sold many items over the years and have been in business since 2002.

N.B.: You will find important information regarding our Shop policies in the Q & A section of our website.

Thanks for looking!

*Like us on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/MidwestArtObjects?ref=hl
* Check out our other items at: www.MidwestArtObjects.com


*Information on gold jewelry:

- 24K gold is pure gold. (it is not really used in jewellery because it is too soft and not practical for daily wear.)
-18K gold contains 18 parts gold and 6 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 75% gold. This level of fineness is used extensively in French and Italian jewelry and in most quality pieces)
-14K gold contains 14 parts gold and 10 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 58.3% gold. (It is used extensively in the US)
-12K gold contains 12 parts gold and 12 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 50% gold.
-10K gold contains 10 parts gold and 14 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 41.7% gold. 10K gold is the minimum standard that can be called "gold" in the United States.
Antique jewelry and rare items often contain the lower level of fineness, but their value is based on a myriad of other factors.

RH960
CM257 F sadde 3.12.17 ~280
IMPORTANT: A description is available following the details. Please, read on. Thank you.

Size: total length of the earrings (including the size of the diamond) 17mm
Weight: 8.9g
Material: 18K solid gold, old European cut diamond
Style: dormeuses (sleeper earrings)
Origin: France
Provenance: the estate of Madame F in the Burgundy part of France
condition: excellent estate, less then normal wear
Additional remarks: These earrings are stamped with the eagle head assay mark which guarantees their 18K solid gold content. They also feature a number

N.b.: We guarantee the authenticity of our items. Each one of them has been evaluated by our experts and checked by our competent jeweler.

DESCRIPTION:
These beautiful earrings are stamped with the Eagle Head and feature the number 8987. This is an definite indication of how well these sleeper earrings were made, for the number implies that they may have been made for a specific customer or for a feature in a catalogue.

The Eagle Head assay mark is an official stamp issued by the French government. It indicates that a guarantee it given that the said stamped item is crafted in 18-carat solid gold, no less, no more. One would not dare tampering with this official stamp!

"Sleepers" is the English translation of "dormeuses" -- from the French verb "dormir." It means that those earrings are so comfortable that you can actually sleep with them on. They were the fashion rage in the nineteenth century and have remained so to-day, judging from the intense search to locate genuine period pieces.

While many dormeuses were made to dangle from their base, usually a diamond, these are uniquely designed in the shape of a sphere crafted in jet black onyx -- that very black color that bespeak of the Victorian period and its accessories. The black jet onyx ball is set on a highly decorated gallery and features an added old European cut diamond of excellent quality and sparkle. it measures approximately 2.5mm across and is free from any inclusions.

The more we studied these earrings, the more we became enamored by their fascinating size and color. The fact that the lever back and the entire earrings are in excellent vintage condition meant that it was a real find for our store. They are in excellent condition. Any white or cloudy spots on the images are glare and/or photographic obstructions.

MORE:
Guaranteed to please as do all of our items. Our Store does not deal in industrialized, reproduced or mass produced jewelry or art objects. We spend a considerable amount of time researching our items to guarantee their authenticity, and stand behind every piece we sell. Shop with peace of mind, knowing that your satisfaction is our greatest reward and our ultimate goal.

Ask about our Lay-away options (available on purchases of $500 or more) or request a payment plan for more expensive items.

More photographs are always available upon request.

Communication is the key to a successful transaction so please, do not hesitate to ask questions. We try to describe our products accurately but, please, examine the photographs carefully as some details, visible on the photos, are not always contained in the descriptions.

All sizes are good approximations. Gems are measured in their settings, to respect the integrity of the jewelry item.

Shop with confidence. We have sold many items over the years and have been in business since 2002.

N.B.: You will find important information regarding our Shop policies in the Q & A section of our website.

Thanks for looking!

*Like us on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/MidwestArtObjects?ref=hl
* Check out our other items at: www.MidwestArtObjects.com


*Information on gold jewelry:

- 24K gold is pure gold. (it is not really used in jewellery because it is too soft and not practical for daily wear.)
-18K gold contains 18 parts gold and 6 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 75% gold. This level of fineness is used extensively in French and Italian jewelry and in most quality pieces)
-14K gold contains 14 parts gold and 10 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 58.3% gold. (It is used extensively in the US)
-12K gold contains 12 parts gold and 12 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 50% gold.
-10K gold contains 10 parts gold and 14 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 41.7% gold. 10K gold is the minimum standard that can be called "gold" in the United States.
Antique jewelry and rare items often contain the lower level of fineness, but their value is based on a myriad of other factors.

RH960
CM257 F sadde 3.12.17 ~280

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