Gold and white sapphires sleeper earrings “Aline”


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Magnificent pair of earrings from the early twentieth century, sleeper style, in 18 carat gold and white sapphires. The earrings are made up of two parts, a 0.1-carat white sapphire in a prong setting to which a second 0.25-carat white sapphire is attached on a tassel, moving with each movement. A classic and sophisticated piece that catches the light phenomenally.
Dimensions: 1.9cm x 0.5cm
Weight: 2.73g
Eagle head hallmarks.
This unique piece had a previous life in France.

The Story: In the 19th century, most women owned a small pair of earrings called sleepers because they could be worn to bed without risk of damage. This pair features the aesthetic of the sleeper style but features a clamshell clasp that closes at the back of the ear and not at the front, as is typically the case with sleepers.