A demi parure is the term used to describe a matching set of two or three pieces of jewellery such as we have here with this delightful late Victorian antique brooch and matching earring set.
Made around 1895, the pieces are all made in sterling silver and highlighted with not only rose gold but also the much rarer green gold.
Typical of elegant antique jewellery, it is not simply a matter of making a piece of jewellery with gold and silver, rather the design was so important in making the jewellery even more special as can be seen with the flower design in the centre of both the brooch and the matching earrings.
The flowers “petal” is made of rose gold and the “leaves” of green gold and highlights this set of jewellery so well.
Both the colour of the rose gold and green gold is so soft and warm and really stands out against the sterling silver.
Even the border of the flower design on the brooch and earring is so beautiful with its scalloped design and is typical of jewellery of the late Victorian era.
The brooch itself measures 3.3cm in diameter and the earrings 1.6cm and the earrings are set on shepherd hooks and sit so well on the ear.
To have and to wear an antique brooch or earrings in silver with both rose and green gold is a delight, and to find a complete matching set that has not been separated over the years is even a more wonderful find and this set is a great example of late Victorian antique jewellery that is still so easy to wear every day and always destined to be admired.