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Natural Saltwater Pearl and Diamond Pendant Earrings

Created around 1880, these diamond and natural saltwater pearl pendant earrings are set in platinum-topped 18K gold. Each is designed as a single old mine-cut diamond flexibly suspending a natural button shaped ivory tone pearl framed by old mine-cut diamonds. Easy to wear day and night, these dainty antique earrings contrast velvety satin white with the sparkling brilliance of diamonds, all enhanced by subtle movement.

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Item #: ER-20948
Country: Portugal
Circa: 1880
Materials: 2 natural pearls (measuring approximately 5.10-5.20 x 4.70 and 5.10 x 4.60mm); 22 old mine-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 1.30 carats); Platinum-topped 18K Gold
Signed: Portuguese assay marks
Documentation: Accompanied by a report no. 22375 from the Gem & Pearl Laboratory, dated 15 November 2022, stating that the pearls are natural (saltwater).

Natural saltwater pearls are the rarest type of this organic gem. Even iwhen small, the depth of their nacre and its interaction with light gives them a particular refulgence unmatched by cultured varieties.