Visit us in chicago. Micro Mosaic Glass Tile. A very rare find, this original antique pair of micro mosaic earrings is completely unique and richly historied! Crafted entirely by hand during the late 1800s, the earrings feature intricately detailed doves rendered using miniature tiles (known as tessarae). In a highly skilled and labor intensive process, each tiny tessara was cut by hand and placed with tweezers. Exceptionally rare today, micro mosaics are found mainly in jewelry from the Grand Tour Era (17th-19th century). This pair is absolutely masterfully crafted with each feather intricately rendered with its own miniscule tile. It is truly a labor of love and a true work of art! The micro mosaics are framed by richly textured 18k yellow gold settings. Many micro mosaics were set in silver, so the gold settings make this pair a rare find and nod to the fine quality of the mosaics. A wearable artifact of the Victorian era, these earrings are not only stunningly beautiful, they also provide a rare and meaningful connection to a past epoch. The micro mosaics are formed from miniature hand cut glass tiles. The earrings are incredibly well preserved. The mosaics are completely intact with no missing tessarae. These are very fine quality micro mosaics with tiny tiles that allow for incredible detail! The settings are made of solid 18k yellow gold (acid tested). The earring backs are 14k yellow gold. The earrings measure 15mm in diameter. Handmade with great care during the Victorian era, these earrings have soaked in more than a centurys worth of life. Once this pair sells, we will not be able to replace it. For additional details, please see below. Resizing greater than 4 sizes up or down may require a new shank. Rates may be higher for wide rings, full eternity bands, or invisible setting. Appraisals are available upon request and will not be included unless we are notified. Guarantees Authenticity of type & quality. All of our Diamonds and Colored Gemstones are guaranteed to be 100% Earth-mined stones unless otherwise stated. We manufacture our jewelry in-house and sell at true wholesale pricing direct to the consumer. Our dedication to excellent customer service through personalized attention, timely fulfillment of all orders, and moral integrity. Appraised value guaranteed to be two to three times greater than sale price. Our custom manufacturing and diamond experience is unparalleled and typically cannot be matched by local jewelers. All of our sale items come with a lifetime buyback guarantee. Items must not have substantial damage, significant alterations (resizing is not a significant alteration) or missing stones. This offer does not include custom-made pieces. Delays through the post office are common, especially during the busy season. Expedited service may be available by special request. 5 South Wabash, Suite 1204 Chicago IL 60603. We need to be notified of the return of the item and it must arrive to us in the same condition we sent it out in. Our jewelry is of high-quality and should remain in good condition if properly treated and maintained. We give our best effort to take the most accurate photos possible, but often times photos do not do our beautiful jewelry justice. Please understand that color accuracy varies from monitor to monitor. The best way to determine the true look of our pieces is to take a first hand look, which we invite all of our customers to do. Covers any irregularities not related to normal wear and tear. Your satisfaction is Guaranteed; Please see our Feedback. Step 1: Send us a photo or drawing of your perfect ring or piece of jewelry. Step 2: We will provide you a full detailed estimate to meet your specific requests. Step 3: We re-create the piece via CAD to be approved by you. We send you your choice of the design or the physical wax model. We will perform as many revisions to the CAD design as you request (within reason) until you are completely satisfied. Step 4: Once the design is approved, we will proceed to manufacture the piece until completion. We will send you photos of the finished product for approval. Diamond Zone has its roots as a family-operated business and still privately owned today. Located in the heart of the Jewelry District of Chicago, the business had its start in 1992 and has evolved into Chicago’s premier location for antique and custom jewelry. Our expertise evolved from the manufacturing workshop into a full-service jeweler offering diamonds directly from cutters overseas, vintage jewelry and highly-personalized custom pieces. We are now one of the largest dealers of antique jewelry and diamonds in Chicago. As estate buyers scouring the country for vintage antiques, We really have a true passion for finding rare piece of jewelry from the Victorian, Edwardian, and Art Nouveau eras. We are proud of our success which stems from our commitment to providing a quality product and excellent customer service at an affordable price. Few companies are able to offer the selection, personalized service and flexibility at the wholesale prices we provide. Please give us the opportunity to make you another satisfied shopper. Schedule an appointment to view our Chicago showroom or discuss a custom project. Please note many of our vintage-inspired semi-mounts and gemstone rings are built to order and may not be readily available at all times. The item “1800s ANTIQUE MICRO MOSAIC 18K GOLD STUD EARRINGS BIRD DOVE ITALIAN VINTAGE OLD” is in sale since Tuesday, December 17, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Fine Jewelry\Fine Earrings\Diamond”. The seller is “mydiamondzone” and is located in Chicago, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Metal: 18k Yellow Gold
- Metal Purity: 18K
- Main Stone Treatment: Not Treated
- Natural/Lab-Created: Natural