Scallop Shell Day & Night Drop Earrings
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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.
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.