Order till the 23rd for Christmas! Extended Returns!
(877) 449-0090  •  Contact Us

Antique French Day Night Earrings


Day night earrings have the added appeal of two different looks from one pair of earrings. In this example the surmount disc can be detached from the pendant orb and worn separately for a more casual style. These earrings are truly marvelous in a number of aspects

All original, the elements of this earring are constructed of 18k yellow gold embellished with delightfully ornate wire work and faceted garnets with a deep wine hue. A hollow half-orb graced with a crown of repoussé rococo gold work and backed with gold acts as surmount with original back to front ear wires.

A full size sphere (hollow) is decorated with eight (8) faceted garnets and with wonderful intricate swags, trefoil and quatrefoil patterns, scrolling forms and lines. At the apex is an attached “O” fitting through which the ear wire of the surmount is threaded to create an articulated pendant drop. Superb French design is clearly demonstrated in the appearance of an august and rich weighty earring which is wearable and light due to hollow construction.

Date: Circa 1840 - 1850.

+ Measurements, Condition & More

Measurements: Totals length of fully assembled earring with ear wire is 1-5/8 inches (4.2 cm) in total length fully assembled and including ear wires by 13/16 of an inch (2.1 cm) in width. Surmount without ear wire is 3/4 of an inch (2 cm) in length by 5/8 of an inch (1.5 cm) in width. Weight of 10.6 grams (6.8 dwt) for the pair.

Hallmarks: French poinçons including eagle's head on ear wires.

Condition: Excellent for their age and type; one garnet on top surmount one garnet is very slightly pushed in as is small orb at very bottom; one tiny dent to front of one surmount – all visible with magnification or with very close inspection.

Origin: French.

Forms of Payment

  1. VISA and MasterCard, Discover and American Express credit & debit cards.
  2. Personal checks drawn on U.S. banks only - Please allow 7 business days for clearance.
  3. Money orders, cashier's and traveler's checks - Please allow 7 business days for clearance.
  4. PayPal.

Other Forms of Payment
Bank Wire - For international orders and orders of $5,000 and over. Please contact us for more details.

Layaway information and for full details see Payment Methods.


Same Day Shipping - Order by 1 pm CST M-F!

FREE for All U.S. Orders - Standard 2 Day Shipping.

FREE for All International Orders - Standard 2-7 Day Shipping.

Full details at Shipping & Insurance.

Standard Money Back No Risk Guarantee

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, notify us within (3) days of receipt for a full refund. Return shipping is free!


Just write "extended return" in the comments box of your order to qualify! Notify us by December 29th, ship back by January 2nd, 2015.

Standard Return Procedure

  1. Notify us of your intention to return the item within three (3) days of receipt. You may contact us by email or by telephone.
  2. Please ship back to us within another two (2) days after we receive notification from you.
  3. As soon as the item is received, a full refund is issued to you that same day.

More details at Full Guarantee including gift giving and holiday options.

You Might Also Like