Gypsy Spark Earrings (14k Yellow Gold)

$360.00
About Details Inspiration

In the V&A Museum's jewelry collection, there's a child's ring from the 14th century with star-shaped points radiating from a central gem.  Inscribed inside are words "This Spark Will Grow", which is a lovely sentiment of hope for the beginning of a life or journey.  These diamond earrings were inspired by that delicate piece. 

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  • Age: contemporary.  Made by hand in New York City.  
  • Materials: 14k yellow gold with two .03 carat white diamonds
  • Measurements: each disc measures about 3/16" wide 

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There's a (possibly apocryphal) historical reference here: centuries ago, rich merchants' wives were afraid to travel through the countryside while wearing their piles of jewelry, because gypsies would come along and snatch stones right from their settings.  A smart lady asked her jeweler to set her diamond deep down in the ring, with no prongs, so it was flush with the metal and therefore thief-proof.  Voila!  The "gypsy setting" was invented. 

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Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of this piece, which will be built to your specifications.