En Pampille

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An Antique Diamond Brooch of En Pampille Design Mounted in Silver and Gold. c.1860.
Photo Courtesy of Christie's.

En pampille refers to a style in which a series of gems, typically diamonds, are arranged as a cascade. The gems descend in size and terminate in a very small "icicle-shaped" pendant. Found on brooches and earrings of the nineteenth century.