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Behold, an exquisite antique flower brooch, a relic from the Grand Victorian Period, circa 1860, with origins rooted in the Netherlands. This trembleuse corsage brooch boasts the radiance of 130 high-quality rose-cut diamonds, delicately set upon a silver foil and embraced by the warmth of 14K red gold. These rose-cut diamonds, renowned for their captivating lustre, rest upon a bed of foil, their brilliance akin to stars in the night sky.
Some experts extol their romantic allure, which dances enchantingly in the flickering glow of candlelight. One can't help but wonder if any other illumination could rival the ethereal radiance they display, for candles alone were their faithful companions.
Trembleuse jewellery, so named for its quivering design, bestows an aura of timeless elegance upon this Victorian masterpiece. Adorned with Dutch hallmarks from 1852 to 1906, it whispers tales of love and passion through the ages.
Antique jewelry object group
very good condition
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Country of origin
Victorian - Victorian decorative arts refers to the style of decorative arts during the Victorian era. The Victorian era is known for its eclectic revival and interpretation of historic styles and the introduction of cross-cultural influences from the middle east and Asia in furniture, fittings, and Interior decoration. Victorian design is widely viewed as having indulged in a regrettable excess of ornament. The Arts and Crafts movement, the aesthetic movement, Anglo-Japanese style, and Art Nouveau style have their beginnings in the late Victorian era.
- See also: Victorian
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The Grand Victorian Period - Experts divide the reign of Queen Victoria, also called The Victorian era (1837 - 1901) into three periods of about twenty years each; The Romantic Victorian Period (1837 - 1860), The Grand Victorian Period (1860 - 1880), and the Late or Aesthetic Victorian Period (1880 - 1901).
We consider this to be of the Grand Victorian Period.
This second Victorian period is famous for its ostentatious pieces set with pearls and diamonds (from South Africa). From ca. 1850 wealthy English had reported about jewelry from India and Japan, which heavily inspired the jewelers of this period. This period also corresponds with the death of Queen Victoria's husband King Albert making mourning jewelry (set with heavy dark stones) the type of jewelry specific for this period.
Events & facts of this era, poetry of this era, fashion of this era.
Source of inspiration
Silver on top and backed with 14K red gold (see explanation on silver on gold). (touchstone tested)
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The rose cuts are set on foil. This is a special technique that was used to bring the lustre of the diamonds to its best quality.
Tremblant or Trembleuse - Tremblant is French for "trembling". Referring to a jewel decorated with a flower or other motif that has at the top stiff projecting wires (embellished with gemstones) that tremble when the piece is subjected to any movement. Sometimes the projections are finely coiled silver springs, such as were used in the 18th century, but some examples were made with tubular stems enclosing a strip of steel spring.
130 rose cut diamonds . We do not have the weight of the diamonds which is normal in our trade when it comes to rose cuts.
All diamonds we offer are screened by www.ijgc-worldwide.com for whether they are natural or synthetic, and all diamonds in this jewel are 100% guaranteed to be natural.
Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April.
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The Dutch control mark representing an oak leaf and that was in use between 1852 and 1906.
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width 3,96 cm (1,56 inch) x 9,67 cm (3,81 inch)
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31,40 gram (20,19 dwt)
Adin Reference Nº
Adin, fine antique jewellery