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VICTORIAN French ANTIQUE Dormeuse Earrings Old Mine Cut DIAMOND Black Enamel 18k Gold Shield

VICTORIAN French ANTIQUE Dormeuse Earrings Old Mine Cut DIAMOND Black Enamel 18k Gold Shield

Regular price $1,124.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $1,124.00 USD
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Type: Earrings
Materials: 18k Gold, Diamond, Enamel
Era: Victorian (1837-1901)



Awesome antique dormeuse earrings with a cluster of 9 old mine cut diamonds in silver cut down collets applied on each like a little daisy over a black enamel background. The earrings have a shield shape with scrolling details. Wonderful antique look. The diamonds have high triangular crowns, definitely the older hand chiseled and polished primitive OMCs we all know and love.

Wonderful antique patina and a great, moody sparkle.

They are inserted into the ear from the back toward the front where the hooked ear wire is latched into the little ball rivet details atop the earring.

French hallmarks for 18k gold on each.
Antique box not included.

The center diamond is open backed where the halo of old mine cuts around it are in a closed foil backing. Some deterioration from aging to the foil so the halo reads warm but still sparkly. One ear wire is slightly higher than the other but I don't see any evidence of any repairs. They have dark patina from age. This could easily be brightened and polished up if desired but most of my buyers prefer original patina.


Measuring 20mm &23mm from top of the earwire to bottom and 10mm wide. Pair weighs 2.9g. Center diamonds are about 2.6mm and the halo are about 1mm each give or take.


Please note that all my pieces are pre-owned and in estate condition. They will have patina, surface wear, a few small nicks. These pieces may also have evidence of a sizing, some build up around the stones and / or inclusions seen under magnification, typical for antique pieces. I have mentioned any noticeable issues above and they are all still wearable and eager to be loved and accepted for many years to come, (the preservation of antique jewelry, even those with signs of their age and history, is important to me. : )
But - Please note due to age, this piece is not in mint condition. Pictures also serve as part of the description and condition report so please utilize the zoom feature which will magnify any wear significantly more than what is visible to the eye while wearing : )

There are no dark spots to the gold, it was just difficult to photograph because it reflects its surroundings.

I enjoy making my customers happy and matching unique pieces with new homes. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions! It means a lot to me that you are visiting my shop! : )

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