Bell and Bird Diamond Poissarde Earrings
This design is inspired by French 18th century poissarde earrings, which are elongated oval hoop earrings. This style was associated with the fishermen's wives of Paris, who also played a significant role during the French Revolution.
Our modern interpretation contains approximately 4.50 carats of antique marquise cut diamonds. The stones are set horizontally, following the arch of a curve. Entirely hand fabricated, the stones are set in 18k gold in our signature cutaway settings. The hinged backs are carefully engineered to counterbalance the weight of the diamonds and hang perfectly.
The earrings measure .75" in drop length.
Reference image:“A pair of poissarde earrings set with citrines dating to the early 19th Century” EARRINGS from Antiquity to the Present , by Daniela Mascetti and Amanda Triossi