Heritagem presents :
Those unique antique dormeuses earrings are very refined. The design comes directly from thee Victorian era, circa 1880. Each earring features a stunning blue color turquoise set with gold prongs. Those prongs were handcrafted with a "fleur-de-lys" design. The central precious stones are surrounded with 8 fine creamy pearls, interspersed by black enamel. The hinge is adorned with a fine pearl and a rose cut diamond. The overall is in very good condition for jewels from this time. The rim was also expertly sculpted into the gold. The back of one of the earring was secured with a rod of metal in order to fix well the turquoise behind. The two hinges were full hallmarked with the French eagle's head plus with the maker's mark : APRIN. It weighs 4,5 gr and measures 28,20 x 7,80 x 8,8mm. Turquoises symbolizes hope, courage and self confidence. It also helps to keep friendship alive.
We call it Dormeuses because women used to sleep with them how they are delightful to wear. It provides elegance and grace. You will love it. They are just ravishing !