Adorned with an intricate alternating floral motif, these antique Edwardian earrings are the image of sublime grace and elegance. The Old Mine cut diamonds are prong set in pristine platinum, and the setting provides a near-invisible backdrop for the finely cut flower and leaf designs. That seamless blend of stone and metal work, along with the especially brilliant crowns on the diamonds, create the illusion of weightlessness that gives this piece such amazing movement. The Old Mine cut seen here is an early form of the Brilliant cut technique. This cut was prized for its ability to make a diamond sparkle under even the dimmest candlelight in Edwardian England.
The diamonds in this piece have a somewhat warmer brilliance and retain more inner light than their modern-day, Brilliant cut counterparts, which would give off a comparatively glass-like shine were they to be used in the same setting. Created circa 1900, these rare earrings capture the intense commitment to craftsmanship commonly seen in Edwardian era jewelry, and we at M. Khordipour are proud to count them among our collection of antique earrings. Should this be the perfect piece for you, you may arrange a personal viewing with M. Khordipour by contacting us today.