Diamond Set Scallop Shell Day & Night Drop Earrings in 18k Gold

$ 1,650.00 

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Diamond Set Scallop Shell Day & Night Drop Earrings in 18k Gold
Diamond Set Scallop Shell Day & Night Drop Earrings in 18k Gold
Diamond Set Scallop Shell Day & Night Drop Earrings in 18k Gold

A whimsical pair of contemporary, 18k yellow gold, day and night earrings, whose drops are modeled as miniature scallop shells. These highly-detailed, shell-shaped drops fall from matching, shell-shaped, post tops. The dainty tops are each fitted with a small shepherd's hook, making it easy to remove the dropping element, so the tops can be worn alone, or with a different drop. These earrings are beautifully made— the delicately-ridged shells have rich, matte-finished low-points and their raised ridges are high-polished for contrast. A series of four, graduated, pave-set white diamonds runs down the center of each drop. Granulated beads add a subtle Etruscan touch. These were made by The Golden Eye, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. They are marked for the maker and for fineness.

Materials

18k gold
Diamond

Age

c. 2000

Dimensions

Earrings measure about 1.5", total length; larger shell drops measure approx 21.5 x 16.5 mm; smaller shell tops measure approx 15 x 6.5 mm; diamonds (8) measure between 1 - 2 mm; CTW is approx .13 - .15 carats.

Diamond Set Scallop Shell Day & Night Drop Earrings in 18k Gold
Diamond Set Scallop Shell Day & Night Drop Earrings in 18k Gold
Diamond Set Scallop Shell Day & Night Drop Earrings in 18k Gold