Poissardes

Poissardes

Poissardes Poissardes.French Jewelry of the Nineteenth Century, Henri Vever. A poissarde (from French: “fishwife”) is a type of earring worn c. 1790-1810 and is of an elongated geometrical design, often with 2 or 3 ornaments below each other and sometimes...
Post

Post

Post A post is a short length of straight wire that is affixed perpendicular to the back of an earring and passes through the earlobe. The earring is secured by the use of a clutch that slides on or is threaded onto the post or an earclip that allows the post to pass...

Snaps

Snaps Snaps were an eighteenth-century earring fitting (1773) that allowed women whose ears were not pierced to clip earrings on. The earring styles of the day were so heavy that ear snaps usually featured a hook, that looped over the top of the ear, to provide...