Golden Light

Vintage diamond earrings with two half carat diamonds, Germany circa 1960

When, after the long years of war, food shortages, currency reform and the first reconstruction, the lust for life returned to German cities and parlours, when the economic miracle made possible the first new prosperity in the centres of industry and trade, the art of jewellery design also awoke to new life after many years of a dreamless sleep. Two precious stones shine in the brilliance of diamonds: one half-carat each in modern full cut and perfect brilliance is held by a plain gold frame. It thus forms the lower end of a gold pendulum, which is openworked. A delicate bail almost completely recedes and it seems as if these delicate pendulums of golden light miraculously float on the ear. The earrings were probably made in one of Germany's major cities in the years around 1960. Unfortunately, no hallmark reveals the exact location - so our imagination must be called upon to picture the couple at a lavish party in the post-war years - the couple found us from Hamburg. The cuts of the diamonds reveal a creation in those years.

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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.