Late 1800's Pearl and Diamond Earrings in Fabulous French Box c. 1890
These late 1800's earrings get an extra bump from the ultra fabulous French box that they came housed in! I love these earrings but I wish there was a way to wear the box too because look at that font! Made in 14k circa 1890, these earrings each have a tiny .03ct old cut diamond in the center surrounded by six small pearls, all buttercup set in an intricate frame. They look great on and are unmistakably antique. Are they original to the box? I don't know, they fit the box perfectly but there is no way to know for sure. The box says "A La Gross Horloge, L. Tondu Romorantin". Sadly I wasn't able to find out anything about this jeweler, other than they had a hell of a turn-of-the-century graphic designer!
Earrings measure 7/8 x 5/8" at the widest.
Not stamped but tested for gold content. Illegible mark on both earrings.
Diamonds weigh approximately .06ctw. Pearls in fairly good condition with one possible replacement.
*Please note these earrings thread backwards through the ear and hook in the front, the fun French way! If you're aren't used to them they may take some practice.
Box in fair condition, with tears to silk at hinge and wear to the outside.
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