Emerald & Diamond Round Earrings ESA00276

£1,695.00

Be noticed with these unique and unusual earrings, set in 18ct white gold is four marquise shaped emeralds creating a circle of gorgeous green, with a beautiful contrasting single round white diamond taking centre stage.

This breath – taking design has an unusual elegance that will turn heads with admiring glances. We are sure these earrings will become a long term favourite to your collection.

The perfect gift for the one you love, on that special occasion.

Supplied with a beautiful black leatherette and velvet presentation box.

Eight marquise cut emeralds – associated qualities, happiness & fertility.

Two round brilliant cut diamonds – associated qualities, innocence and love.

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City of London Jewellers Present 18ct White Gold Emerald and Diamond Round Cluster Stud Earrings ESA00441.
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Delightful luxurious feminine style, these 18ct white gold emerald and diamond round cluster stud earrings are the ultimate in pretty accessorising, set with a four marquise shape green emeralds encircling a round brilliant cut sparkling white diamonds. Perfect for adding a subtle finishing touch of colour to your look and make you feel wonderful.

Two brilliant cut round sparkling white diamonds 0.0ct – associated qualities, innocence and love.

Eight marquise cut green emeralds mm 0.ct – associated qualities, happiness and fertility.

Emerald & Diamond Stud Earrings.

EMERALDS: HISTORY

The oldest emeralds date back almost three billion years. However, they were first mined in Egypt around 1500BC, where it was believed that emeralds stood for fertility and rebirth. Mummies were often buried with them to symbolise eternal youth. The Incas and Aztecs also valued these rich green gems, worshipping them as gods.

WHAT MAKES EMERALDS GREEN

One of four gemstones globally recognised as ‘precious’ (the others being diamonds, sapphires and rubies), emeralds are made from beryl. They get their green colour from trace amounts of chromium and/or vanadium. Unlike the other precious stones, which can be found in a variety of colours, emeralds are only ever green, though their hues range from yellow-green to deep jade.

The palest stones are not actually emeralds, but rather known as green beryl. The most desirable emerald colours are bluish-green to green, with vivid saturation and medium to medium-dark tone.

EMERALDS ARE RARER AND OFTEN MORE EXPENSIVE THAN DIAMONDS

When it comes to rare and expensive gemstones, most of us immediately think of diamonds, but, in fact, emeralds are more than 20 times rarer than diamonds and, therefore, often command a higher price. That said, emeralds are an ideal option for those looking to maximise size of stone with budget, since they appear larger than a diamond of the same carat weight because they are less dense.

NEARLY ALL EMERALDS HAVE INCLUSIONS

Unlike diamonds, where clarity plays a significant role in valuing a stone, inclusions are to be expected in emeralds. Indeed, they can be found in 99% of natural emeralds so if you find a stone without, chances are it’s synthetic. The inclusions are formed of gases, other minerals and crystals, and liquids that emeralds take on during the crystallisation process and are often viewed as desirable features. Known as ‘jar din’ (French for garden) in the trade, they can create attractive patterns, making no two stones the same, which actually increases the value of the gem. Emerald clarity refers to what the stone looks like on the inside and is usually assessed with the naked eye, rather than under magnification. Due to their inherent inclusions, emeralds are often treated with oils or resins to enhance their clarity and improve their quality and grade.

History of the Marquise Cut.

The marquise cut’s origin dates back to the 18th century when King Louis XV of France (1710-1774) commissioned a jeweller to design a cut shape that resembled the lips of his mistress, Jean Antoinette Poisson, the Marchioness Madame de Pompadour. Over time, the marquise cut developed into the distinctive shape known today.

The name “marquise” refers to a hereditary rank above a count but below a duke and comes from the fact that courtiers wore marquise cut diamonds in order to show off their rank. Marquise diamonds are also often referred to as “navette” diamonds, which means “little ship” in French, because of the marquise diamond’s boat-like shape.

Though the marquise cut began as a cut for diamonds, it is widely used with other gems like emeralds, rubies, and sapphires etc.

Emerald & Diamond Round Earrings ESA00276.

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Weight 1.63 g
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