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Twilight Zone - Vintage 14K Gold Cultured Tahitian Black Pearl Earrings. These gorgeous earrings are crafted from 14K yellow gold, hallmarked 14K. Featuring 2 genuine cultured Australian South Sea black pearls, classic styling, and quality gold-work. The surmounts are secure French lever backs for pierced ears. Suspended from the surmounts is a gold ball with a black pearl, with two more drops of the same dangle design. The articulated triple drop allows the earrings to have wonderful movement and swing. The Vintage earrings look stunning when worn, so dramatic and feminine, truly versatile earrings that can be worn day or night.
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.
Exotic black pearls from the Pinctada margaritifera or Black-lip pearl oyster, are more commonly known as Tahitian pearls. These pearls are often referred to as black, but have a remarkable color range that covers the spectrum - from light, creamy white and grey, to regal greens, iridescent peacock and deep black.
Measurements: 24.00 mm x 10.00 mm
Stone Size: Pearl 10.00 mm
Weight: 3.60 grams
Origin: Asia Pearls: French Polynesia
Date: Circa 1980