19th Century Diamond Dormeuse Earrings

£2,200.00

A pair of 19th century ‘dormeuse’ earrings. Set with old cushion cut diamond suspended from a smaller one, and claw set in silver topped 18ct yellow gold. French, circa 1870.

The French term ‘dormeuse’, meaning ‘sleeper’ is used to describe earrings like these as they were comfortable to sleep in, keeping the ear piercing open. A bolder earring would probably have replaced these ones during the day.

Dormeuse earrings
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19th Century Diamond Dormeuse Earrings

£2,200.00

A pair of 19th century ‘dormeuse’ earrings. Set with old cushion cut diamond suspended from a smaller one, and claw set in silver topped 18ct yellow gold. French, circa 1870.

The French term ‘dormeuse’, meaning ‘sleeper’ is used to describe earrings like these as they were comfortable to sleep in, keeping the ear piercing open. A bolder earring would probably have replaced these ones during the day.

Item Specification

Gemstone

Diamond

Diamond weight

Approximately 0.40ct per earring