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Cascading Diamond Pendant Earrings

$19,500

These dynamic platinum clip earrings from the 1950s are set with over seven carats of diamonds. Intriguing in form, and mounted in minimal metal to preserve lightness, the sparkling motifs are designed as brilliant-cut diamond cascading swirls pierced by lines of baguettes that suspend a flexible fringe of rounds. Evoking fluidity and movement like a diamond waterfall, these lively and fluid pendant earrings draw radiance and fascination to the face and eyes.

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Item #: ER-16787
Country: France
Circa: 1950s
Size: 1.50” length, 0.75” width
Materials: 82 Round brilliant-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 4.20 carats); 48 Baguette-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 3.00 carats); Platinum
Literature: Similar pendant earrings pictured and discussed in Earrings From Antiquity to the Present, by Daniela Mascetti, Amanda Triossi, Thames & Hudson, 1999, pp. 140-141 and 172-175

As jewelry and couture so often harmonize, platinum and diamond earrings of this period pair beautifully with Christian Dior “New Look” inspired ensembles, with their exuberant lines and rich fabrics.
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