A very lovely pair of lever back earrings in 14ct gold, which I believe are from the late Deco era, so possibly late 1930s into 1940. They are well-proportioned and are set in tested 14ct yellow gold. The jade is a beautiful crisp apple green colour and it looks wonderful against the yellow gold.
I love the use of two stones on each earring, as often these torpedo drops only have 1 stone on each. There is a smaller, round cabochon of jade, which has been claw-set and which sits at the lobe. I love how the stones on these old earrings are not perfectly sized…they are slightly different sizes and that is a good indication of their age and authenticity. Each earring measures approx 2.9cm from the top of the top stone to the base of the torpedo stone.
Unmarked but have been tested as gold of between 14-18 carat. There has been a historic repair to one of the gold caps on the torpedo and under scrutiny, you can see evidence of the repair. I have factored that into the price. Still very attractive jade earrings with life left in them for sure.
I shall send in a new gift box by complimentary tracked and signed post. Thank you.