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Water Drops - Vintage Retro 10K White Gold Diamond Dangle Earrings. These gorgeous earrings are crafted from 10K white gold, hallmarked 10K. , and a maple leaf makers mark. Featuring 6 natural round cut diamonds in marquise settings, Retro styling and quality gold-work. These beautiful earrings are designed as a linear drop, with segments of white gold, in-between each precious sparkling diamond. The diamonds are expertly channel set in a graduated setting, and each segment is articulated, which makes for nice movement. They are for pierced ears and feature posts and secure butterfly backs. These wonderful Vintage earrings would make a perfect gift or addition to any fine jewelry collection.
Note: Appraisal included with the earrings.
Diamond History The earliest diamonds were found in India in 4th century BC, although the youngest of these deposits were formed 900 million years ago. A majority of these early stones were transported along the network of trade routes that connected India and China, commonly known as the Silk Road.
Gold was generally used for a couple thousand years solely to create things such as jewelry and idols for worship. This was until around 1500 BC when the ancient empire of Egypt, which benefited greatly from its gold-bearing region, Nubia, made gold the first official medium of exchange for international trade.
The 19th century saw the invention of white gold. At the time, manufacturers alloyed goldwith palladium. It wasn't commercially available until 1912, when it was issued as a patent in Pforzheim, Germany, subsequently gaining popularity as a more affordable alternative to platinum in the mid-1920s.
Measurements: 15.00 mm x 4.00 mm
Stone Size: Diamond .25 carats
Weight: 1.13 grams
Date: Circa 1980