These earrings are nuts. I mean that in the best way. They’re chunky and exuberant in that boldly fabulous way that makes it totally unsurprising they were made in the early 1960’s.
They were made in 1962 by Van Cleef and Arpels. Each suspending a detachable lozenge-shaped pendant, set with two cushion-cut sapphires and one cushion-cut pink sapphire, each accented by a circular-cut diamond, from a circular-cut sapphire and diamond link, trimmed by sculpted 18k gold ropework. The surmounts center upon a cushion-cut pink sapphire, within a circular-cut sapphire surround, to the circular-cut diamond and sculpted 18k gold ropework border, mounted in gold and platinum.
These earrings were listed in Christie’s 22 April 2010 Jewels auction. All images and info are thanks to Christie’s.