DescriptionColombian Emerald, Diamond, White Gold Earrings, Craig Drake
The earrings feature pear-shaped emeralds, one measuring 10.60 x 6.70 x 4.45 mm and weighing approximately 1.40 carats, and one measuring 10.80 x 6.60 x 4.85 mm and weighing approximately 1.50 carats, enhanced by full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 3.00 carats, set in 18k white gold, maker's mark for Craig Drake. An AGL report # 1085036 A and B, dated July 19, 2017, stating Natural Beryl, Origin Colombia, Clarity Enhancement Minor, Traditional, accompanies the emeralds. Gross weight 12.96 grams.
Dimensions: 2-1/4 inches x 1/2 inch
*Note: earrings are designed for pierced ears
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Avg Color: G-H-I
Avg Clarity: SI
Count: 26 - 50
Certification #: 1085036 A and B
Treatment: Minor, Traditional
Type: Natural Beryl
Overall Condition: Very Good
Condition Notes: Maker's mark for Craig Drake, 750. Completed by posts and clip backs.
Craig Drake: Craig Drake, son of a German watchmaker, graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He crafted and sold jewelry for retailers like Tiffany & Co. before establishing his own company based in Philadelphia, PA. He created custom pieces for some of the highest profile residents in the city. His appointments were highly coveted, and one had to get a client referral in order to meet with him. He accumulated over 50 years in the jewelry industry before passing in March 2015. His son, Craiger Drake, enthusiastically continues his father’s legacy and owns his own jewelry company, Craiger Drake Designs. He graduated from Roanoke College in 1988, and went on to study jewelry manufacturing in Hong Kong. Having 25 years of experience in the industry, Craiger has access to the rarest stones, and he has a talent for creating customized jewelry based on his client’s preferences.
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