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Vintage earrings of aquamarines, diamonds & white gold, Vienna circa 1955

This pair of earrings, created in Vienna, each features a round faceted aquamarine held in fine white gold. Three sculptural wave forms, set with diamonds in various old cuts, surround the light blue stones. A total of 34 diamonds are embedded here and set fine highlights. According to the old and rose cuts, the diamonds are gemstones that have been set here in secondary use. We can often observe this in jewellery from the period after the Second World War. Often, old family heirlooms seem to have been modernized in those years in order to have new, more contemporary jewels made from them, which corresponded better to the new attitude to life than the jewels of the previous generations. The earrings are fitted with plugs and Omega clips, making them comfortable to wear. Made in Vienna in the years around 1955, this pair comes in the pictured case made by former KuK court jeweler Julius Hügler. It is a summery elegant ear jewellery with gorgeous light blue aquamarines and historic diamonds.

The aquamarine is a gemstone that immediately captivates almost all gemstone lovers. Mineralogically, aquamarine is a variety of the mineral beryl, the group of minerals that also includes emerald and heliodor. The most important deposits of this gemstone are found in Madagascar and Brazil, where the most beautiful, so-called Santa Maria aquamarines are mined in the city of Ceará. Already in ancient times people revered it because of its brilliance and its colour, which reminds of crystal clear sea and cloudless sky. It is considered both the stone of wisdom and of lovers, and is considered the protective stone of sailors.

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We want you to be 100% satisfied! That’s why we examine, describe and photograph all our jewellery with the utmost care.

If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.