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Snow - Vintage 14K Gold Cultured Australian South Sea Saltwater Pearl Earrings. These lovely earrings are crafted from 14K yellow gold, hallmarked 14K. Featuring 2 genuine South Sea 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 white pearls with a silvery overtone. 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 most revered and highly prized pearl in the world, The Australian South Sea Pearl is cultured in the Pinctada maxima oyster from the pristine coastal waters of northern Western Australia. ... They range in size from 9mm to 20mm, however pearls over 16mm are rare.
Measurements: 27.00 mm x 8.00 mm
Stone Size: Pearl 10.00 - 8.00 mm
Weight: 3.00 grams
Origin: Asia Pearls: Australian South Seas
Date: Circa 1980