SOLD: Victorian amethyst and diamond conversion earrings


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These very pretty late 19th century amethyst and diamond earrings have a classic design of a pear-shaped drop hanging from a round top.

The simple unfussy design make these easy to wear with modern clothes and all sorts of other jewellery.

The dealer before me converted them from a necklace. (I wouldn’t have done this – but he will have made a better profit by breaking it up.) Though I’m not often a fan of conversions, these work remarkably well.

They stay true to that classic design I referred to and have retained their original delicate, crown-like 18-carat gold settings.

The new 18-carat hooks are well made and of good quality.

Most importantly, the gemstones themselves, the stars of the show, are quite lovely. The mauve amethysts are very sparkly, which is not always the case, and the old cut diamonds are white and bright.


• Handmade in 18-carat yellow gold
• Set with pear-shaped amethysts and old round brilliant cut diamonds
• Approximately 24.2mm long without ear hooks, 8.6mm at widest point
• Weight is 3.5 grams
• In excellent antique condition
• Will come in a Karen Deakin gift box (my antique boxes are not for sale)
• Note: some of the other jewellery is for sale separately – please get in touch if you’d like information about any of it

Please examine the photographs carefully – they form part of the description.

I’d be very happy to send more information and images. Layaway available.

I accept returns within 14 days if you’re not delighted with your purchase.

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