Essex Jewelry and Antiques
Quality Vintage 14k Gold & Large Pearl Earrings c1950s
Regular price $381.60
Presented is a lovely pair of 14K gold and pearl earrings. Each earring is topped with a large pearl measuring approximately 8.5 millimeters in size. The pearls are nicely matched and have great nacre. They are securely mounted in yellow gold settings with screw backs. The gold mountings for the earrings were made in the United States. These earrings were undoubtedly made in the 1950s and early 1960s when screw back earrings were more prevalent. The pearls certainly date from this time period. The pearls are in superb condition as mentioned above. Older pearls like this are almost always significantly better quality than their modern counterparts. The pearls were allowed to stay in the oysters much longer, and therefore they developed a much thicker nacre. The earrings are marked 14KT on the backs. We have tested them with nitric acid and guarantee them to be 14K gold. The condition is excellent. There are no splits, no breaks, and no repairs. The earrings measure 3/8 inch by 5/8 inch.
The weight is 3.6 grams.