Waterfall - Estate Sterling Silver Sapphire Filigree Earrings (EE143)

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$295.00 
Item Number:  EE143
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Waterfall - Estate Sterling Silver Sapphire Filigree Earrings. These lovely earrings are crafted from sterling silver, hallmarked 925 for sterling.  Featuring an expertly bezel set genuine tear-drop faceted sapphire, 3 genuine faceted round cut sapphires, and exquisite filigree work.  The sapphires in these earrings are deep blue 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 sapphires  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: The celestial blue color of this gemstone symbolized heaven and attracted divine favor and wise judgment. Greeks wore sapphire for guidance when seeking answers from the oracle. Buddhists believed that it brought spiritual enlightenment, and Hindus used it during worship.

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.

The sterling alloy originated in continental Europe and was being used for commerce as early as the 12th century in the area that is now northern Germany. A piece of sterling silver dating from Henry II's reign was used as a standard in the Trial of the Pyx until it was deposited at the Royal Mint in 1843.

 

Measurements: 34.00 mm x 19.00 mm

Stone Size: Sapphire (tear drop) .50 carat   Sapphire (round) .10 carat    Total Weight:  .60 carat

Weight: 3.10 grams

Condition: Excellent

Origin: America  

Date: 21 St Century 

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