Vintage Mid 20th Century OMC Diamond & Emerald Pinwheel Ear Clips in 14k Gold
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A glamorous pair of mid-twentieth-century ear clips, modeled in 14k yellow gold, and set with a suite of old cut diamonds and emeralds. These ear clips are fabricated in the form of pinwheels, and they have wonderful dimensionality! They are textured, all-over, with a fine, engraved pattern of lines that follow the curves of the earrings and play beautifully with light. At the center of each pinwheel, the earrings' primary diamonds are held in six-prong mounts— these sparkling old mine cut diamonds are approx .30 carats each. The arms of the pinwheels are set with pairs of gems, one diamond and one vibrant green emerald (each)— the supporting gems are held in smaller four-prong mounts.
These earrings are fitted with the George Schuler comfort backs used by Tiffany and Cartier, and they are of outstanding quality. We love the playful pinwheel shape, and the chunky, old-cut centers! Marked 14k for purity and with the patent number 2423905.
Earrings measure approx 1 1/4"; central diamonds (2) measure approx 4.15 mm (about .30 carats, each) supporting diamonds (8) measure approx 2.2 mm (about .05 carats, each); emeralds (8) measure approx 2 mm (about .04 carats, each); diamond CTW is approx 1 carat; emerald CTW is approx .32 carats.