Victorian Sapphire and Diamond Cluster Earrings

$ 20,900.00

The Victorians were particularly fond of cluster earrings that had a colored gemstone in the center and were surrounded by diamonds. In this pair of ear drops, a pair of blue, round sapphires are surrounded by a cluster of Old European-cut diamonds. They are made for pierced ears with a post and lever back closure. The gemstones are all set in platinum and soldered onto an 18k yellow gold base, a popular look of the time.

Sapphires: 2.50 total carat weight

Diamonds: 3.60 total carat weight

Metal: Platinum and 18k yellow gold

Time period: Late Victorian. After 1890, Victorians began topping their jewelry with platinum as a precursor to solid platinum pieces.