DescriptionDiamond, Gold Earrings, Sterle
The earrings feature full and single-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.85 carat, set in 18k white and yellow gold, marked Sterle. Gross weight 18.40 grams.
Dimensions: 1-1/4 inches x 5/8 inch
*Note: earrings are designed for non-pierced ears
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500.
Diamond Average Color: G-H-I
Diamond Average Clarity: VS
Diamond Shapes: Full-cut, Single-cut
Diamond Count: 1 - 25
Overall Condition: Very Good
Notes: Beautiful two-tone gold earrings! Marked ©MONTREAUX, STERLE PARIS. Completed by clip backs.
Sterlé: Parisian Pierre Sterlé (1905-1978) grew up in the jewelry business. In 1934, he opened his own business, creating jewelry for such famed houses as Boucheron and Chaumet. Sterlé’s popularity peaked in the 1940s and 1950s. He was a major award winning designer notable for his innovative approach to design using baguette-cut diamonds and colored gemstones in sweeping, curling lines. His love of nature played out in his favorite motifs: birds, flowers, leaves, arrows, feathers and bows. Aside from the sheer beauty and grace of Sterle’s work, his greatest contribution to the jewelry industry was the invention of a gold plaiting technique called Til d’ange in 1957, permitting the creation of fringes, manes, tails, and flower accents. Chaumet purchased the firm from Sterlé in 1976.
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