Early 20th Century Old Mine Cut Diamond Earrings

Early 20th century platinum earrings. Center old mine cut diamond stones are approximately 1.75 carats each, I-J color, I1 and SI2. The top two old European cut diamonds are approximately .35 carats each. The earrings are approximately 4.20 carats in total diamond weight. Circa 1910.

Old mine cut diamonds were cut for gas and candle light and omit a darker romantic sparkle. While the precision faceting of modern stone’s main objective is to refract as much white light as possible.  A 19th century diamond was cut to preserve as much weight as possible and often follow the same shape as the rough diamond crystal as it was pulled from the ground.

Hinged platinum level earring backs. Measures 1.75" in drop length.