The Mancini Pearls Sold at Christie’s in 1969. Marie Mancini (1639-1715) was the niece of Cardinal Mazarin, the prime minister to King Louis XIV of France and in love with the Young king. His mother opposed to the romance.
A graduated trio of bright white old mine-cut diamonds sparkle day and night from within articulated settings of silver over 14K gold in these over 5/8 inch long and lustrous ear drops dating from the beginning of the last century. Three are better than one! 2.30 carats total diamond weight.