Beautiful pair of genuine, original second Empire French 1.53ct Old European cut and late mine cut drop diamond earrings with leaver back systems C.1850.
Metal: 18k yellow gold and platinum
Diamonds: Earring one: 5.5 mm x 3.7 mm each, estimated weight of 0.68ct. The top smaller Old European diamond measures approximately 3.0 mm for an estimated weight of 0.11-0.12 ct.
Second earring: approximate measurement: 5.5 mm x 3.57 mm for an estimated weight of 0.65 ct. The top diamond in that earring measures approx 2.85 mm for an estimated weight of 0.09-0.11 ct.
Total estimated diamond weight in the pair of earrings is 1.53 ct. Estimated quality of all diamonds is VS-2-SI-1, and estimated G/H/I colour, (set).
Markings: Hallmarks: horses head (1838-1919), and J 7; both earrings are stamped to denote an actual matching pair.