B528 Late Victorian, circa 1890, 18 karat Yellow Gold and White Gold and Diamond Earrings:

Victorian 18 karat Gold Earrings
B528

All handmade Gold Settings that hold the hand cut diamonds. The white gold baskets are set into 18 karat yellow gold base. The diamonds are the early “Mine Cut” gemstones method of cutting. The gold wires are lever backs and are French Earring with the Eagle head mark for 18 karat Gold. The ear wires has a small Rose Cut Diamond.

Antique Diamonds
When judging diamonds in antique jewelry, one must be careful not to judge antique diamonds by modern standards. Antique diamonds have a soft romantic glow that many people find very appealing. Antique diamonds typically have smaller tables, higher crowns, deeper pavilions and thicker girdles than their modern counterparts. Antique diamonds were cut to maximize carat weight, not "fire". That's why the proportions of old diamonds are quite different from their modern counterparts.
Diamonds were cut by hand until the early 1900's. This was a laborious, time-consuming process. Unfortunately, many antique diamonds have been re-cut with modern cutting techniques. This has caused demand for these old cut diamonds to soar in recent years, along with the prices that people are willing to pay for them. An antique diamond is oftentimes more expensive than a new diamond with the same carat weight.
The earrings are nice and have a lot of movement when worn. They are ¾ inch long and ¼ inches wide. These earrings are dainty and elegant in excellent and fine for wearing. The currents value for insurance is $2100.00

Price: $695.00