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Symphony Of Jewels -  Vintage Sterling Silver Diamond Cut Pearl & Onyx Earrings. These stunning earrings are crafted from sterling silver, hallmarked Silver.  Featuring 2 round cabochon onyx gems, 2 genuine cultured pearls, exquisite detail and quality silver-work.  These earrings are for pierced and non pierced ears, featuring vintage original screw backs.  The surmounts are set with black onyx gems, which supports wonderful decorative diamond cut dangles and genuine pearls.  These Vintage earrings are Victorian Revival in style and look absolutely stunning when worn. 

Note: Original box include with the earrings. 

Onyx is a variety of the microcrystalline quartz, called chalcedony. ... Onyx was also traditionally used for carving cameo brooches. The myth of the origin of onyx says that the goddess Venus was resting on the banks of the Indus River.

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.

Silver was first found in large amounts around 5000 BC, when prehistoric people dug the first copper mines. ... Large-scale silver mining had developed in Anatolia by 3000 BC. This was to meet the demand from the first ancient city states, which used the metal as a common medium of exchange.


Measurements:  Earrings 48.00 mm x 15.00 mm 

Stone Size: Black Onyx 5.00 mm    Pearl 4.00 mm 

Weight: 5.80 grams 

Condition: Excellent   Note: Pristine 

Origin: Europe 

Date: Circa 1960 

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