Victorian Era Shell Form Dormeuse Earrings in 14k Gold

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Poor Mouchette | Curated Antique Jewelry, Vintage Jewelry & Engagement Rings | Portland, Oregon | A wonderful pair of Victorian-era, shell-form earrings, modeled in 14k rosy yellow gold. These voluptuous little shells are sleek and elongated, their seven gradating rays emanate from the round base of each shell.
Poor Mouchette | Curated Antique Jewelry, Vintage Jewelry & Engagement Rings | Portland, Oregon | A wonderful pair of Victorian-era, shell-form earrings, modeled in 14k rosy yellow gold. These voluptuous little shells are sleek and elongated, their seven gradating rays emanate from the round base of each shell. Their ear wires are precisely-made, hinged, back-to-front threaders that catch inside the earrings' back plate.
Poor Mouchette | Curated Antique Jewelry, Vintage Jewelry & Engagement Rings | Portland, Oregon | A wonderful pair of Victorian-era, shell-form earrings, modeled in 14k rosy yellow gold. These voluptuous little shells are sleek and elongated, their seven gradating rays emanate from the round base of each shell.

A wonderful pair of Victorian-era, shell-form earrings, modeled in 14k rosy yellow gold. These voluptuous little shells are sleek and elongated, their seven gradating rays emanate from the round base of each shell. Their ear wires are precisely-made, hinged, back-to-front threaders that catch inside the earrings' back plate. We love these earrings for their time-softened, buttery finish, their easy-wearing, goes-with-anything vibe, and their connection to the sea.

Materials

14k gold

Age

c. 1900

Dimensions

Earrings measure approx 18.6 mm (about 3/4"), including earwires;  shells measure approx 13.6 x 8.5 mm (just over 1/2").

Poor Mouchette | Curated Antique Jewelry, Vintage Jewelry & Engagement Rings | Portland, Oregon | A wonderful pair of Victorian-era, shell-form earrings, modeled in 14k rosy yellow gold. These voluptuous little shells are sleek and elongated, their seven gradating rays emanate from the round base of each shell.
Poor Mouchette | Curated Antique Jewelry, Vintage Jewelry & Engagement Rings | Portland, Oregon | A wonderful pair of Victorian-era, shell-form earrings, modeled in 14k rosy yellow gold. These voluptuous little shells are sleek and elongated, their seven gradating rays emanate from the round base of each shell. Their ear wires are precisely-made, hinged, back-to-front threaders that catch inside the earrings' back plate.
Poor Mouchette | Curated Antique Jewelry, Vintage Jewelry & Engagement Rings | Portland, Oregon | A wonderful pair of Victorian-era, shell-form earrings, modeled in 14k rosy yellow gold. These voluptuous little shells are sleek and elongated, their seven gradating rays emanate from the round base of each shell.