edwardian 100 carat unheated purple sapphire dormeuse earrings circa 1910
edwardian 100 carat unheated purple sapphire dormeuse earrings circa 1910
edwardian 100 carat unheated purple sapphire dormeuse earrings circa 1910
edwardian 100 carat unheated purple sapphire dormeuse earrings circa 1910
edwardian 100 carat unheated purple sapphire dormeuse earrings circa 1910
edwardian 100 carat unheated purple sapphire dormeuse earrings circa 1910
edwardian 100 carat unheated purple sapphire dormeuse earrings circa 1910
edwardian 100 carat unheated purple sapphire dormeuse earrings circa 1910
edwardian 100 carat unheated purple sapphire dormeuse earrings circa 1910
edwardian 100 carat unheated purple sapphire dormeuse earrings circa 1910
edwardian 100 carat unheated purple sapphire dormeuse earrings circa 1910
edwardian 100 carat unheated purple sapphire dormeuse earrings circa 1910
edwardian 100 carat unheated purple sapphire dormeuse earrings circa 1910
edwardian 100 carat unheated purple sapphire dormeuse earrings circa 1910
edwardian 100 carat unheated purple sapphire dormeuse earrings circa 1910
edwardian 100 carat unheated purple sapphire dormeuse earrings circa 1910

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Edwardian 1.00 Carat Unheated Purple Sapphire Dormeuse Earrings, circa 1910

Item #: 212512S144.

A striking pair of natural and unheated purple sapphire earrings. The pear cut sapphires are set in 18k yellow gold collets and each sit below a small, rubover set rose cut diamond. On fixed lever backed settings. Dormouse (meaning ‘sleeper’ in French) earrings were constructed so that they could be worn 24/7: petite in size and with a rounded wire. They were most popular between the mid 19th century to the early 20th century.

Accompanied by a sapphire report from The Gem & Pearl Laboratory stating the sapphires show no indication of heating.

Cut – Pear cut sapphires.

Colour – The sapphires display a slight colour change from purple (in daylight) to a pinkish purple (in incandescent light).

Clarity – The sapphires are eye clean.

Carat – Each sapphire is approximately 0.50 carat.

Diamonds – The rose cut diamonds have a combined weight of approximately 0.01 carat. Their size and the settings prevents accurate grading, but we assess the at approximate I colour, SI clarity.

Circa – 1910.

Provenance – French.

Measurements – Each sapphire is approximately 7.2 x 5.1mm and 7.3 x 5.3mm. From the top of the earrings to the bottom of the sapphire is approximately 13.5mm

Weight – 2.28 grams.

Metal – 18k white and yellow gold. Tested.

£1,800