Precious Sterling and 18k Sapphire Earrings with Opals and Diamonds

Sale price Price $995.00 Regular price $1,395.00

Following World War II, the jewelry of the 1950-60s was markedly more feminine, precious, and elegant. In a sharp break from the stark clothing styles of the 1940s, mid-century jewelry includes whimsical portrayals of nature like animals, flowers, and vines. Other popular motifs included starbursts and highly textured pieces made of metal. With the war over, there was a return to traditional fine jewelry materials like platinum and diamonds. 

This stunning pair is a sign of the times, featuring a diamond flower, opal petals, and sapphire sprays. Opals have been associated with love and passion for centuries, while sapphires are packed with symbolism as they represent good luck. 

 

Materials and Features: sterling silver, sapphire, 18k gold, opals, diamonds

Age/Origin: c. 1960

Measurements: 6.1 grams, 1.25" length

Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.  

Please view and inspect any photos closely. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces; please take the age of the piece into account when examining the piece. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.