Featured are these old?

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by Phaik Hooi, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. Phaik Hooi

    Phaik Hooi Well-Known Member

    dear all

    would like to know more about these screw-type earrings. i read somewhere that they were old, late 1800s early 1900s. there is no mark on the gold, so no idea about quality :rolleyes::D

    phaik hooi

    old diamond earrings1.jpg old diamond earrings2.jpg
  2. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Love them, beautiful detail.:happy: Yes they are antique, 1890s.
    The style is typical of the period, those high collar dresses and shirts didn't go with long dangle earrings. The screw mechanism is also of the period.
    Is there a piece of thread around one of the fluted decorations?:confused:
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2017
  3. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    Think AJ is asking about this. upload_2017-12-6_7-52-27.png
  4. Phaik Hooi

    Phaik Hooi Well-Known Member

    wow!! eagle eyes!! :woot::wideyed::happy:
    took the ends out from inside. definitely a piece of thread/string :hilarious::hilarious:
    string on old diamond earring.jpg
  5. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    They don't call me Eagle Eye AJ for nothing.:hilarious::hilarious::hilarious:
  6. SBSVC

    SBSVC Well-Known Member

    I wonder if someone at some time simply tied the earrings together, to keep from losing one. (Either that, or there was once a price tag tied on.)
  7. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    quick guide.....but just a ' guide'....
  8. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Call me old fashioned, but I prefer the 1800 earwires. The only ones where earrings or parts don't disappear, and you don't have to torture yourself, like with the back to front 1900 example.
  9. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    around here...with winter...scarves, and high collar coats....and hoods......those earrings catch...and get pulled off the ears.....& the earrings.....lost 4 ever in the snow..
  10. KingofThings

    KingofThings 'Illiteracy is a terrible thing to waist' - MHH

    You should find something else to wear then.........................
  11. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    in winter....only the screw on posts.....;)
  12. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    Lovely earrings.

    I prefer Studs..... Stud earrings that is. :happy:

    Komo KOT, you guys always give me a giggle. Thanks
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2017
  13. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    I like the other kind.:hilarious::hilarious::hilarious: As for earrings, I have no holes at all so I tend to buy screwbacks. I've always known #8 as a Monet clip, from the company that's still using it. As clips go they're comfortable.
    Christmasjoy, judy and Any Jewelry like this.
  14. Phaik Hooi

    Phaik Hooi Well-Known Member

    tq all!!
    @komokwa great "guide", i am keeping a copy :happy:
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  15. Miky

    Miky Never too late to change

    Ive never seen such beautiful backs to earrings!
    Christmasjoy likes this.
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