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    Diamond, Gold, Enamel Earrings
    The earrings feature European-cut diamonds, one measuring 9.17 - 9.19 x 5.43 mm and weighing approximately 2.50 carats, the other measuring 9.26 x 9.30 x 4.86 mm and weighing approximately 2.30 carats, enhanced by European-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.30 carat, set in 14k gold; together with original enamel trimmed hinged gold covers and 10k gold ear wires. Total diamond weight is approximately 5.10 carats. Gross weight 11.85 grams.
    Earring Dimensions: 3/4 inch x 3/8 inch
    Cover Dimensions: 1/2 inch x 1/2 inch

    This is an exceedingly rare example of Victorian 'carriage cover' earrings. They were designed to disguise one's diamond earrings while traveling in an open horse-drawn carriage.

    Condition Report*: Diamond Average Color: G-H-I
    Diamond Average Clarity: SI
    Diamond Shapes: European-cut
    Diamond Count: 1 - 25
    Notes: A fabulous set. The black enamel carriage-covers were used to conceal the dazzling diamonds from thieves. Small chips on the girdle of each larger diamond. Earrings were converted from original mounting, safety wires need repair to be functional.
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2012
    3rd Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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