Rose-Cut Diamond and Natural Pearl Lilybell Earrings c1860
Antique diamonds sparkle like dew drops on the petals of these lily-bell flowers in full bloom! Bursting from the petals, are natural pearl stamen, hanging as delicately as they do in life. We call these 'dogtooth pearls', for there long, slender, and organically shaped form. True to their era, c1860, the fronts are silver, while the majority of their construction is 18k yellow gold. There are 68 diamonds totaling a carat weight of about 1.50. The posts, which may have been added later, are 14k. The earrings measure about 7/8 inch long by 3/4 inch wide.