An antique platinum and diamond pair of stunning Pliqué a Jour (‘light of day’ in French) enamelled earrings. All the Old European cut diamonds (estimated 1.30 carat total weight) are millegrain set in this stylish pierced daisy design with a bell-shaped top. The drops are suspended from a single diamond stud, with six further diamonds that make up the design. These beautiful earrings are articulated, thereby allowing the red enamel to glow through the openings, like a miniature-stained glass window effect. The butterfly back fasteners are made in 14 karat gold.


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An extremely difficult process to execute, Plique a Jour requires real craftsmanship*

*'The Dictionary of Enamelling' by Erika Speel defines Plique-a-Jour as "Translucent or Opalescent Enamels fused to span across a network of cells formed with gold, silver, silvered copper, or copper, without a backing under the glazed areas. She also states "Pliqué-a-jour has been in fashion since the late 19th century for jewelery and small decorative articles. Although visually very alluring, pliqué-a-jour pieces are more fragile than other types of enamel work and require careful handling in use. Making these pieces is more time-consuming than other enamel work and there is a potentially higher failure rate. Therefore the worth of these pieces resides in the inspirational designs and high quality of craftsmanship rather than in the intrinsic value of the metal base."


DIMENSIONS – 30mm L x 12mm W




CARAT WEIGHT – Total carat weight: 1.30 carat (Centre stone 0.20 carat each. Range from 0.01 ct – 0.20ct)
CUT - Old European Cut


MATERIALS – Platinum/Diamond/Enamel/14k gold


WEIGHT – 6.39g


HALLMARK – None, but tested as platinum.


CONDITION – Very good. These are impeccable earrings; they are finely crafted with crisp finishing. The stones are all intact and securely set. They are in very fine order.

Platinum Diamond and Red Pliqué a Jour Drop Earrings

  • 30mm L x 12mm W



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