En Tremblant

“En tremblant” is a French term – meaning “to tremble”. It was first used to describe 18th and 19th-century jewelry where parts of the diamond set pieces were attached to a trembler (a material that acts as a spring such as a thin metal wire) to create movement in the jewel when worn. Brooches mounted in this way were particularly effective in reflecting the scintillating fire of candlelight.

Detail of Georgian Diamond Flower Brooch Mounted En Tremblant.

Top View of Georgian en Tremblant Diamond Flower Brooch.