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Mid 19th Century French Enamel & Diamond Dahlia Drop Earrings


In the language of flowers, or floriography, dahlias are associated with elegance, inner strength, creativity, and dignity. They're rarely depicted in jewelry, but here they are, dramatically rendered in black enamel and rose cut diamonds.


  • Materials

    18k gold (marked), black enamel, 2 4mm rose cut diamonds, 32 1.5mm rose cut diamonds

  • Age

    c. 1870

  • Condition

    Very good - looks like the enamel has been touched up here and there but otherwise close to perfect

  • Size

    1 5/8" length measured from the top of the ear wire, 1/2" diameter of clusters

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Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.

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