Pair of sleeper earrings from the 1900’s, set with chrysoprases and white stones.
Antique chrysoprase sleepers earrings made of yellow and white 18 karats gold. Two round Chrysoprases of 0,50 carat, set on a white structure with prongs, crowned by 2 white stones. Earrings from the beginning of the 20th Century on which stones must have been changed later.
Chrysoprase is a green monocrystallized chalcedony whose name evokes its color: from the Greek “krhusos” meaning “gold” and “prasinos” meaning light green color “leek”. This natural stone owes its green / yellow color to nickel and more intense green to chrome. Chalcedony is often tinted by humans to achieve a more sustained and intense green to mimic natural stone.
Note: rear tie-down system, perched ears.
Weight: 4,51 gr