Ocean's Jewel- Estate Sterling Silver Blue Topaz & Seed Pearl Earrings (EE140)
Ocean's Jewel - Estate Sterling Silver Blue Topaz & Seed Pearl Earrings. These lovely earrings are crafted from sterling silver, hallmarked 925 for sterling. Featuring 2 genuine faceted tear drop shape blue topaz , 2 genuine round cut blue topaz, 4 genuine seed pearls and exquisite silver work. The expertly set topaz are a beautiful sky blue colour, whilst the pearls are lustrous and grey in colour. The setting is shield shaped with amazing delicate filigree work. The surmounts are bolder than the delicate filigree work, however they work perfectly with the central decoration surrounding the smaller topaz. These earrings are for pierced ears, featuring a post and secure butterfly back. Edwardian revival in style, these truly would make a wonderful gift or addition to any jewelry collection.
History: Imperial topaz and pink topaz are very rare and valuable in fine qualities. Blue was once the rarest color of topaz, but today it is the most common, thanks to a stable color enhancement process developed in the 1970s. Virtually all of the blue topaz on the market today has treated color.
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. So precious were the spherical gems that in the 1st century BC, Julius Caesar passed a law limiting the wearing of pearls only to the ruling classes.
Silver's history is long. The first evidence of silver mining dates back to 3000 B.C., in Turkey and Greece, according to the RSC. Ancient people even figured out how to refine silver. They heated the silver ore and blew air over it, a process called cupellation.
Measurements: 34.00 mm x 19.00 mm
Stone Size: Blue Topaz (tear drop) .50 carat Blue Topaz(round) .04 carat Seed Pearl (round) 1.00 mm each
Weight: 3.30 grams
Date: 21 St Century