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Pair of earrings

Each earring is made up of three oval-shaped, faceted sapphires (total weight approximately 1.5 carats) and four diamonds (totalc weight approximately 1 carat).

Marks

Impressed 14K on bottom of clip

Provenance

According to the donor, the sapphires and diamonds were once part of a large suite of jewelry owned by Anna Dodge of Michigan. After her death in 1970, the suite was broken up and the stones recycled into numerous ornaments. The earrings were purchased from a New York dealer in 1980; Gift to MFA (Accession date: June 25, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of Tay Ann Jay

American, 1970s

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 1.9 x 1.5 x 1.6 cm (3/4 x 9/16 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

2008.332.1-2

Medium or Technique

White gold (14 kt), diamond, and sapphire

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs