Lady In Red - Vintage 14K Gold Natural Ruby French Lever Back Earrings (VE407)

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Lady In Red - Vintage 14K Gold Natural Ruby French Lever Back Earrings. These pretty earrings are crafted from 14K gold, hallmarked 14K and MEXICO. They feature two natural oval shaped faceted rubies, classic vintage styling, and quality craftsmanship. The gallery on these earrings are expertly claw-set with beautiful red rubies, displaying a reddish/pinkish hue. The gallery is attached to secure French leaver backs for pierced ears. These wonderful classic vintage earrings would make a perfect addition to any jewelry collection. 

History: Records suggest that rubies were traded along China's North Silk Road as early as 200 BC. Chinese noblemen adorned their armor with rubies because they believed the gem would grant protection. Burma has been a significant ruby source since at least 600 AD.

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 14.00 mm x 4.00 mm 

Stone Size: Ruby 1.10 carats 

Weight: 1.40 grams 

Condition: Excellent 

Origin: Mexico 

Date: Circa 1980 

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