Suite

A suite is a set of jewelry of the same design that is intended to be worn together, such as matching earrings, a necklace, and a brooch. The term is derived from the French phrase “en suite”. Earlier terms used to describe such jewelry groupings were parure and demi-parure.

Antique French Diamond, Ruby, and Enamel Suite, c.1880s.

Antique French Diamond, Ruby, and Enamel Suite, c.1880s.

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Jewelry Suite, c. Mid-Century.

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Jewelry Suite, c. Mid-Century.

Victorian Diamond and Black Enamel Jewelry Suite.

Victorian Diamond and Black Enamel Mourning Jewelry Suite.