These Edwardian 18ct Gold Ruby Diamond cluster earrings are a highly collectible and stunning pair from the early 20th century. Inlaid with a vibrant 1.40cts total of early verneuil synthetic Rubies, these are a window into lapidary history.
These antique earrings are beautifully shaped into a target-style cluster, with a halo of 21 petite Diamonds crowning the central fiery Ruby. Their stud body makes them perfect for subtle and sophisticated wear, giving you a flash of fire no matter the occasion.
ERA: Edwardian (1901-1909)
MEASUREMENTS: Ruby Diamond cluster is 10mm diameter.
Rubies are 5.3mm diameter. (Approx 0.70ct each, 1.40ct combined).
21 Diamonds are approx. 1mm diameter (Approx 0.10ct on each, 0.20ct combined).
Weight: 3.8g total.
MATERIALS: Solid 18ct gold, Solid 9ct Gold, Ruby (rare early synthetic verneuil), Diamond.
HALLMARKS: Tests as 18ct Gold settings and earring gallery, with 18ct Gold settings around the Ruby, and 9ct Gold posts with 18ct Gold butterfly backs.
EXCELLENT: These Edwardian 18ct Gold Ruby Diamond cluster earrings are in impeccable condition. Both of the Rubies are gorgeous, with amazing colour and saturation that is a testament to their creation. We had these gemstones independently verified by a gemologist, however, there is no accurate way for us to tell if these are true early synthetic Rubies unless we send them to a state of the art laboratory. Yet, the design of these earrings are undeniably Edwardian, making us think that perhaps they were once fancy buttons or dress studs, converted into earrings in its later life. It is a high probability that these gemstones are in fact early synthetic verneuil Rubies, and how resplendent they are!