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Contemporary Briolette Diamond Cluster Fringe Drop Earrings

Contemporary Briolette Diamond Cluster Fringe Drop Earrings

Regular price $135,000.00
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Briolette diamonds create a unique kind of fringe. The way they move in all directions and catch the light like so many flickering candles is romantic and signals a time past. In chandelier earrings or any earring design with movement such as these, the diamonds come alive when you wear them. The Contemporary Briolette Diamond Cluster Fringe Drop Earrings, made in the 21st century are crafted in 18K white gold and feature a staggering 172 briolette diamonds weighing an estimated 135.00-140.00 carats. The earrings play with expected proportions and shapes in fine jewelry, surprising the viewer with the unusual dynamics of movement and sparkle within the design. The earrings which measure 1.57 x 0.87 inches are designed for pierced ears, outfitted with posts and locking backs.

The seemingly modern and sleek briolette diamond has surprisingly been around since the late 1400s, rising to its highest acclaim so many years later when Napoleon (1769-1821), presented his second wife, Empress Marie Louise when they were married in 1810 with a necklace comprising ten briolette diamonds weighing over 40 carats in total. The briolette diamond has no table, crown, nor pavilion and as such is not set using the same methods as other diamond cuts. No part of the diamond is hidden in a collet, bezel, or prong setting. The briolette has a distinctively fluid and fully rounded pear or teardrop shape and its surface is covered all around with triangular or diamond-shaped facets which create a three-dimensional delicate shimmer, reflecting light from every possible angle. The gemstone is typically suspended from wire thread through a fine hole drilled at the top, so it can move freely and catch the light evocatively.

The appeal of the briolette diamond is that it carries a unique charm imbued with history, yet throughout the ages, it is one of the most challenging cuts to master. It can only be formed from a relatively sizable stone with sufficient surface area and as such does not offer the best diamond yield with an inefficient use of the gem’s rough. In these contemporary earrings, the rich offering of briolette diamonds cascade deliciously like a bunch of grapes at the peak of plump juiciness and make these earrings alluring and pleasantly tactile. The variation of stones within the groupings, ranging in size and proportion, will have all your admirers examining each stone, or simply enthralled in the varied light show created by your every movement.

Measures approx. 1.57” x 0.87” (4.0 x 2.2 cm). 172 briolette diamonds weighing approx. 135.00-140.00 carats, estimated H-I-J colors, SI-I clarity. Overall weight approx. 37.30 grams, made in 18k white gold. Circa 21st Century.

SKU :E1375
Category :EARRINGS
Metal :18KWG
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18K White Gold

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