These beautiful earrings feature a floral design, shared prong set with a total of one hundred thirty-one (131) round brilliant cut diamonds, fifty-five (55) round brilliant cut pink sapphires, thirty-five (35) round brilliant cut yellow sapphires and eight (8) round brilliant cut tsavorite garnets. The earrings measure 26.1mm wide by 13.6mm deep, finished with posts and omega style backs.
An avid theater buff, Mr. Winston and his beloved wife enjoyed their early life together as a young couple in New York City, often attending society events and Broadway shows. Captivated by the neon pulse of Broadway, the City Lights jewels reimagine the lively lights through colorful diamonds and vivid precious gemstones.
Marie Mancini (1639-1715) was the niece of Cardinal Mazarin, the prime minister to King Louis XIV of France. When she fell in love with the young king some spied ambition in the infatuation, but Louis returned her love.
Anne of Austria, Queen Mother of France, violently opposed the romance. Her son’s marriage was political; the ideal fiancée was the Infanta Maria Theresa of Spain, which had long been at war with France. Louis and Marie fought to pursue their love, but in 1659 Marie was forced into exile. Weeks before, Louis bought a string of pearls from his aunt, the Queen of England, who was living in exile in Paris. This was all he could offer the woman he had wished to give his crown.
Marie later married the Italian Prince Colonna, abandoning Louis XIV for good. When leaving France, she took an important collection of jewelry and gems with her. Even while pushing her out, Anne showed Marie great generosity. It was perhaps from Anne that Marie received two enormous pear-shaped pearls weighing approximately 200 grains each. The pearls were passed down through Marie’s descendants for over three centuries, before their sale at Christie’s in Geneva in 1969.
18K white gold drop earrings featuring 0.57 carats of round brilliant diamonds, 1.32 carats of faceted oval sapphires, faceted rectangular sapphire, fancy cut sapphire and clutch back closures.
Inspired by the ring worn by Lady Diana and Princess Kate Middleton, these gorgeous halo style precious gemstone emerald earrings with diamonds feature two 11x9mm oval shaped natural green emeralds accented by 28 brilliant-cut round diamonds.
An extraordinary and versatile set of earrings that can be worn three ways. Rich emeralds are surrounded by delicate yellow diamond halos and supported by a beautiful micropavé diamond gallery.
Setting: 18K W/Y 23.40 Grams
Color Weight: 32.38 ct. of Emerald
Diamond Weight: 4 ct. of Diamonds 2.49ct Fancy Yellow 1.51ct F/VS
After starting off in London in 1912, jewelry and antique silver dealer S.J. Shrubsole opened a New York shop in 1936 and, in the subsequent eight decades, has acquired and sold a wide variety of ultra valuable items. At TEFAF, the firm will exhibit these Colombian emerald pendant earrings, which date back to about 1850. Each 18-karat-gold earring centers on smaller 0.4-carat emeralds at the base and a larger 2-carat cushion-shaped emerald at the bottom; 52 diamonds surround the earrings’ emeralds.