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Vintage saphiret gold earrings. These lovely vintage earrings are crafted from a quality gold fill metal. Featuring beautiful rare saphiret gemstones and fancy dangling chain fittings. The saphirets are emerald cut, sky clue with gold( real gold) , the chain and lever style earring wires are made of a gold fill. These lovely earrings are stunning when worn, elegant and unique vintage earrings to be enjoyed and treasured for many years to come.
Note: Saphiret is an early glass used in jewelry making and was made during the late 1800s to mid 1900s. It was made in various countries, including Czechoslovakia and Germany during the mid 19th century. The glass was made by adding real gold to sapphire coloured molten glass. This created an amazing colour combination. The base colour ranged from mocha or pinkish brown to a brick red colour, but the amazing part is when light strikes the stone, the glass reflects the light as soft blue glow. The stone is opaque to semi-opaque.
At the turn of the century when gold increased in value, it was not cost effective to continue production of the stone, spot eventually the production of saphiret glass was altered( which made it rare). Most of the pieces you find with the older antique saphiret glass are Victorian or Edwardian pieces. Later around the vintage era of jewelry making Germany produces saphiret glass.
Measurements: 55mm x 5mm
Stone Size: Saphiret 7mm x 5mm
Weight: 2.5 grams
Condition: Very good Note: slight aging to chain.
Origin: Most likely Europe
Date: Circa 1940