The natural amethysts have inclusions as one would expect to find, and all the stones are intact and undamaged. The enamel is in great shape. Please note that these extremely substantial earrings, whilst looking absolutely amazing, are also very long and heavy! I would not say they could be worn all day - they are perfect for an evening out but at a total weight of 14 grams they are going to be a strain to wear for long periods for some!These are in excellent condition with some tarnishing as would be expected from silver gilt of this age, and have had only a light clean to retain the patina, although I have fully cleaned and sterilized the ear wires where they would pass through the ear, leaving the patina intact at the front of the fittings so that they match the rest of the item. I have taken clear photos outside to demonstate the true colour and also some in a light box to capture the detail. As an art history graduate specialising in sentimental antique jewellery with cultural importance, and with goldsmithing training, I have been trained to assess the quality and fineness of precious metal items. Please see the photos; they form part of the description and show the size in centimetres or millimetres and the weight in grams where weighed.
Items will be securely packed and sent swiftly by a trackable service. If you have any queries, please do get in touch. The item "VINTAGE CHINESE EXPORT SILVER GILT 925 AMETHYST ENAMEL WATERFALL EARRINGS 14g" is in sale since Monday, September 23, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Vintage Fine Jewellery\Unknown Period". The seller is "deccorama" and is located in Beccles.
This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Ireland, Germany, France.