Pair of 18K Gold, Cabochon Amethyst and Peridot Earclips
Each earring 1 1/16 in x ¾ in
Bright yellow gold hammered oval frames hold two oval cabochon amethysts backed by mother-of-pearl with two smaller oval cabochon peridots below.
Cabochon amethysts are medium light lavender-purple, translucent and have good polish. The cabochon peridots are light yellowish-green, slightly included, translucent with good polish.
Locke's signature post & clip backs.
Elizabeth Locke's jewelry is instantly recognizable. Inspired by the high karat gold antique jewelry and the designs of the Etruscans, Greeks and Romans, Locke reinterprets their ancient pieces and updates them with beautiful colored gemstones which appeal to her contemporary audience. Locke's pieces are handcrafted. Often she uses hammered finishes. Frequently her pieces feature old intaglio stones. Cabochon stones, like those found in these earrings, are also a hallmark. Since founding her firm in 1988, Locke continues to develop new pieces inspired by her love of design, gardening and history.