Indulge in timeless elegance with our exquisite 1990s Japanese Akoya cultured pearl and diamond stud earrings! Crafted in lustrous 14K yellow gold, these vintage studs showcase perfectly round pearls with a creamy overtone complemented by dazzling diamonds. A must-have for jewelry enthusiasts who cherish both sophistication and nostalgia!
Pearls, with an ancient history dating back to 2,206 BCE, are organic gemstones created by living creatures in water. Found in both freshwater and saltwater mollusks, they hold strong associations with myths and water-related lore. Cultures worldwide connect their silky orient and luster to the moon’s glow, attributing diverse meanings such as purity in Victorian times, mermaid tears in Japanese beliefs, and forming from a rainbow meeting the Earth in Persian legends. One famous tale involves Cleopatra impressing Marc Anthony by dissolving a giant pearl in her wine, demonstrating her capacity to consume an entire population’s riches in one dinner.
To learn more about the history of cultured pearl farming, read our blog post here:
The earrings are in very good vintage condition. The pearl’s nacre is not chipped or damaged, and the pearls are secure on the mounting. The posts are stamped 14K CJ.
The pearls measure 6mm, and the diamonds are 1.5 mm and weigh 0.01 carat each. The earrings weigh 0.99 grams. The box is for display only.
I try to show in my photographs an accurate picture of the item and in the written description. Please take note of the size given in the description, as images can often appear more substantial than the actual object.
I combine shipping on multiple orders!