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Lustrous - Vintage 14K Gold Cultured Akoya Champagne Pearl Earrings. These lovely earrings are crafted from 14K yellow gold, hallmarked 14K. Featuring 2 genuine Akoya saltwater pearls, classic styling, and quality gold-work. The surmounts on these earrings are secure French lever backs for pierced ears. Dangling from the surmounts are two beautiful lustrous champagne coloured pearls The pearls have a decorative cap for added security and beauty. These Vintage earrings are perfect for day or night, truly a wonderful gift or addition to any fine jewelry collection.
Note: Pearls were presented as gifts to Chinese royalty as early as 2300 BC, while in ancient Rome, pearl jewellery was considered the ultimate status symbol. ... According to legend, Cleopatra crushed a pearl into a glass of wine to prove to Marc Antony that she could give the most expensive dinner in history
The akoya pearl is a saltwater cultured pearl from the akoya oyster (Pinctada fucata martensii). Because akoya are the most abundant type of saltwater pearl with the longest cultured history, information on akoyas is abundant!
Measurements: 20.00 mm x 8.00 mm
Stone Size: Pearl 8.00 mm - 8.00 mm
Weight: 2.10 grams
Origin: Asia Pearls: Japan
Date: Circa 1980