14k Yellow Gold 30 Point (1/3 Carat) Diamond Picture Jasper Vintage Earrings
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14k Yellow Gold 30 Point (1/3 Carat) Diamond Picture Jasper Vintage Earrings:
This is a stunning pair of vintage earrings that I picked up at an estate sale many years ago while living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I've always had an affection for picture jasper. In my opinion, it is one of the most unique, and most aesthetically stunning natural stones on the planet. Around the late '90s, my business partner and I were looking for a set of picture jasper earrings (I find this stone very fitting in earring form) - yet - we did not want something that had a very dated feel. In essence, we were looking for picture jasper earrings, that were not gaudy, huge, dangle drops. We wanted something that a young woman would be interested in wearing.. something that could be paired with a modern wardrobe. This was a surprisingly difficult endeavor. The majority of picture jasper earrings out there are normally large, domineering, and very "antique" in style. When we finally came across this pair of earrings, by lucky chance, we were instantly taken with their beauty, and "modern" aesthetic despite their vintage make.
These earrings are "hinged" - not that droopy "dangle drop" style. These earrings boast tops that are a textured, matte finished 14K solid gold - in the shape of round disks or circles of sorts. Within those circles, are 3 full cut (not chipped) VVS diamonds. The TCW (total carat weight) coming in at about .33 carats. The diamonds are HIGHLY reflective, and pair beautifully up against the 14K yellow gold matte background. The disks are connected to the picture jasper stone by means of a solid gold hinge. The picture jasper stones are capped in thick yellow gold, and these golden caps are connected to the moveable hinges. I LOVE the hinged aspect of these earrings. The hinge allows for flexibility and movement, but not so much so that the earrings are "flopping around" while one is walking about. They are not rigid and totally fixed, but also not being tossed about. Stable, yet still permitting subtle and natural movement.
The picture jasper presents on these earrings is absolutely exquisite. I do not think this is a biased statement, as the natural detail within the picture jasper stone is unbelievably intricate! A lovely, marbled "caramel" appearance.. with altogether unique and mesmerizing natural patterning. These stones are indeed naturally sourced - no work of human hands or machine here.. this is nature's work.
These earrings are both stamped "14K" on the stems. The stamp is very small, though the stamp is totally legible when viewing the stems under a loop or magnifying glass. Likewise, the earring backs on both of these earrings are gold (14k) and marked as such.
Condition wise, one earring is perfect, the other has been professionally repaired. One of the earrings cracked, and was taken to a jeweler who applied a "filler stone" adhesive to the picture jasper to mend the break. The earring is VERY solid - going on 4 years now since the repair. In the words of the jeweler who repaired the stone, "you'd have to truly try to get it to break again." The mended crack is only visible if you are looking very closely - you will see a tiny chip that marks the spot of the mended "crack." From anything of a distance, the earrings appear flush.
Overall, these are the most stunning examples of picture jasper earrings I've come across. I'd challenge you to find anything resembling the quality, and style of these vintage earrings. If you love jasper, but want something that would pair well with a Chanel cocktail dress - something modern as opposed to your grandma's cardigan sweater - perhaps these earrings are just what you have been looking for!
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Weight: 6 Grams (total)3.2 cm in Length