Pair of 18ct yellow gold and diamond earrings created in the style of a daisy, set with one 0.035ct and five 0.015ct natural round brilliant cut diamonds, color J and Si in clarity.
The center of the flower earring is dome shaped with 6 diamonds claw set creating the dome effect, surround by a rim of raised gold petals.
Posts with twist on and off butterflies ensure that these earrings sit securely and correctly on the ear.
Stylish, elegant and substantial without being heavy, these earrings are discreet enough to wear everyday.
Total Estimated Diamond Weight: 0.25ct
Identification Marks: butterflies are stamped 18k
Did You Know?
- Flowers in Jewellery and the Language of Love
- The gift of flowers has always had a romantic association and the incorporation in jewellery has a long and varied history.
- During the 17th century there was a revival in horticulture leading to an increased use of flowers in embroidery and jewellery.
- In the 1630's with the rise of the Dutch tulip trade, the tulip was often the flower of choice when it came to inspiration. This of course changed when the bottom fell out of the tulip market.
- The fascination with herbs and flowers for medicinal purposes once again led to an increased interest in flowers as a source of inspiration.
- The 19th century saw a rise in naturalism and a great appreciation for the science behind nature, with a fervent drive to catalog and study various species, especially plant life.
- This more realistic approach to nature led to flowers being realistically depicted in jewellery.
- The language of flowers (floriography) influenced the choice of flower being considered, as a particular flower represents a certain sentiment.
- For example the daisy means, "I share your sentiment".
- Interest in floriography allowed coded messages to be sent to the recipient enabling an expression of feelings which could not be spoken allowed.