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Classic & Timeless - Vintage 10K Gold Sapphire & diamond Earrings. These classic earrings are crafted from 10K gold, hallmarked 10K. Featuring 2 natural oval faceted sapphires, 6 natural round cut diamonds, and Vintage styling. These earrings feature French leaver back ear wires for pierced ears. Dangling from the surmounts are expertly claw-set blue sapphires, enhanced by 3 diamonds above each sapphire. These Vintage earrings are versatile and so pretty! A percent gift for that special someone.
The earliest diamonds were found in India in 4th century BC, although the youngest of these deposits were formed 900 million years ago. A majority of these early stones were transported along the network of trade routes that connected India and China, commonly known as the Silk Road.
In ancient Greece and Rome, kings and queens were convinced that blue sapphires protected their owners from envy and harm. During the Middle Ages, the clergy wore blue sapphires to symbolize Heaven, and ordinary folks thought the gem attracted heavenly blessings.
Gold was generally used for a couple thousand years solely to create things such as jewelry and idols for worship. This was until around 1500 BC when the ancient empire of Egypt, which benefited greatly from its gold-bearing region, Nubia, made gold the first official medium of exchange for international trade.
Measurements: Earrings 24.00 mm x 4.00 mm
Stone Size: Sapphires .50 carats Diamonds .03 carats
Weight: 1.20 grams
Date: Circa 1980