Edwardian 1.00 Carat Unheated Purple Sapphire Dormeuse Earrings

GBP 1,800.00

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Object Description

A wonderful 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.

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