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Mid-Century Aquamarine Lever-back Earrings

Mid-Century Aquamarine Lever-back Earrings



DATE: Mid-Century, c.1950

Stylish aquamarine lever-back earrings dating from the 1950s. They're crafted in 9 karat gold, with an angled bezel around each of the collet set stones. Aquamarine is named after seawater (the Latin 'aqua' and 'marine'), on account of it's dreamy pale blue (sometimes sightly greeny) hue. Like emerald, it is a member of the beryl family of gemstones, and has been prized, since ancient times, by sailors and seafarers - who believe the stone will attract good luck and prosperity on sea voyages. The Romans believed that if an aquamarine was carved into the shape of a frog, it would reconcile enemies and make them friends. Another Roman legend tells that the stone can absorb the atmosphere of young love: “When blessed and worn, it joins in love, and does great things.”




Drop: 1.6cm

Width: 1.0cm


2.1g (pair)


No marks present, test as 9k gold


Excellent, with light vintage patina


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