SOLD Late Edwardian Silver Saphiret Dormeuse Earrings
A beautiful pair of original earrings from the late Edwardian period, c1915. The earrings are made from 800 silver and have classic Edwardian 6 claw settings. The stones are a beautiful pair of saphiret stones. Saphiret is a type of blue glass that has had gold added to it to give it a wonderful blue to brown appearance in natural light. It has a wonderful shimmering effect and these stones are a lovely example. They have been faceted to resemble a gemstone and the light moves around them perfectly. The earrings have dormeuse fastenings making them very secure in the ear.
Materials - 800 Silver (tested, a mark on the top, though I am unable to clearly read it), Saphiret
Age - C1915
Size - The saphiret stones measure approx 8.5mm in diameter
Condition - Very good. The saphirets are ever so slightly rubbed, wear commensurate with age. The silver settings are ever so slightly out of shape when viewed from the side. Noted for accuracy only. Overall, these earrings are in excellent antique condition.
Weight - 1.96g the pair