Dating from early 19th Century comes this extraordinary, rare hand-made Georgian emerald, diamond, and pearl pendant. Originally a brooch we have converted this Georgian darling into a pendant for more practical wear.
The emerald is surrounded by a halo of rose cut diamonds, and the frame is decorated with a lovely bow motif on each side adorned with diamonds and a single tear shaped pearl. Back of this pendant features a fluted design motif.
Some of the earliest pieces in our extensive collection, Georgian era (1700-1837) jewellery is rather rare as many pieces have been re-worked or suffered the fate of refinement in the nearly 200 hundred years since their rise in popularity.
Since at the time everything was illuminated by candles Georgian jewelers combined the use of rose cut diamonds, large colorful gems, foiled back stones, and mixed metal settings with the intended purpose to shine in the flickering candlelight in the elegant rooms of the fashionable wearers.
Much like the Victorians would later adopt, Georgina era jewelry was all about sentimentality. Portrait miniatures, mourning jewellery, and hair jewellery were immensely popular.
Emerald: Natural emerald, emerald cut (rectangular with truncated shoulders), measuring approximately 10.3m x 8.5mm for an estimated calculated weight of 4.0 ct.
Diamonds: Forty-two (42) prong and gypsy set, rose cut diamonds measuring approximately from 1.1 to 1.8 mm each in diameter. Estimated total diamond weight is 0.80 ct.
Pearls: Four (4) single drilled, pear shaped white pearls measuring approximately from 2.98 - 3.30 x 2.08 - 2.58 mm each. Pearls excellent luster and nacre.
Metal: 14k rose gold and silver (diamonds all set in silver, emerald set in gold)
Dimensions: approximately 1 1/8 inches (L) x 1 inch (W)
Please note that the chain is sold separately.