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Day Or Night - Vintage 10K White Gold Sapphire & Diamond Earrings. These gorgeous earrings are crafted from 10K white gold, hallmarked 10K.  Featuring 2 genuine oval cut faceted sapphires, 2 genuine tear drop shape faceted sapphire, 4 natural round cut diamonds, classic styling and quality gold work. The sapphires in these earrings are a deep blue with nice vibrance and sparkle under certain light intensities.  The diamonds are bright, white, and sparkle beautifully. They are a classic  design, which can take you from day to night. They are for pierced ears and have posts and secure butterfly backings. These earrings are so versatile and beautiful, a true classic to be enjoyed for many years to come.

History: 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.

The celestial blue colour of sapphires symbolized heaven and attracted divine favour and wise judgment. Greeks wore sapphire for guidance when seeking answers from the oracle. Buddhists believed that it brought spiritual enlightenment, and Hindus used it during worship.

One such date is 2600 B.C., when gold was discovered by the ancient Mesopotamiansand used to create some of the world's first gold jewelry. A little over a thousand years later, in 1223 B.C., gold was used to construct the tomb of iconic Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun.

Although the origin of white color gold dates back to 1710, where it was discovered by two alchemists in Germany, it wasn't used widely until much later. White gold as we know it today was really popularised in the 1920s. Although it might seem strange, this luxury material came to popularity in wartime.

 

Measurements: Face of the Earrings: 12.00 mm x 4.00 mm 

Stone Size: Sapphire 1.10 carats Diamonds .04 carats 

Weight: 1.50 carats 

Condition: Excellent 

Origin: America 

Date: Circa 1980 

 

 

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