Antique, French 18ct, 18k, 750 Gold, Rock Crystal, Dormeuse earrings with ‘Eagles head’ hallmark, Circa 1880
A stunning pair of antique earrings, each featuring a cushion-cut rock crystal gemstone mounted in a rich 18ct yellow gold setting.
Hallmarked: eagles head (denotes 18carat gold) – french hallmark.
These rock crystals are mounted in a crown setting, they are deep gemstones. Rock crystal is the purest variety of quartz and is transparent and completely colourless. Its name derives from the Greek term krustallos meaning ‘ice’ and it is the sister gemstone to colourful varieties of quartz, such as amethyst and citrine.
MEASUREMENTS: 14 X 7.5 with a depth of 6.5mm
WEIGHT: 1.9 grams
HALLMARKS: eagles head (denotes 18carat gold)
DATE: Victorian (1837 to 1901)