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Diamond Leaf Form Earrings

Diamond Leaf Form Earrings

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Jewelry: Pre 1900: Item # 1398500
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
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P.O. Box 4684
Baltimore, Maryland 21212
tel. 410-435-3738

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These fabulous 18K Diamond Leaf Form Floral earrings are a wonderful form and are proper mirror images of one another. They attach to the earlobe via a secure threaded screw back to ensure you never lose these fabulous treasures. The floral cluster at the earring top is repeated in a larger scale at the bottom of each earring. The back of the earring is open to let greater light reflection and ensure they sparkle all entire night long. Flower and leaf forms in jewelry are an English tradition dating to medieval period, when they were painted in the margins of illustrated manuscripts. Interest in botanical forms reached their height in the 1860's during the peak of Victorian romanticism.