Vintage French 18k Gold Earrings Citrine Estate Jewelry


A pair of French vintage citrine 18k gold earrings. These bright, optimistic vintage earrings have an unusual design that makes these everyday earrings unique. The emerald cut citrine mounted in gold octagonal setting with the thick hemispheric “petals” on both sides. This setting underlines rich and deep color of the gemstones. The French earrings equipped with a clip-on closure; posts can be added.

18 karat Yellow Gold
Citrine Emerald cut 10.76-carat and 10.49-carat (15.22 x 11.80 x 8.34 mm and 15.33 x 11.72 x 8.13 mm)
16.3 grams
¾” x 7/8" (2 x 2.2 cm)
AG maker's mark, French hallmark for 18k gold
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    Modern jewelry is not handcrafted anymore, and mass market-oriented production is prevailing. Jewelry designs are streamlined to use as less hand labor as possible. That’s why today vintage French jewelry is in such high demand. Nadine Krakov Collection offers the most desirable  vintage jewelry online made by the French experts.



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