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Hailing from the Romantic Victorian Period, circa 1850, this antique brooch-pendant exudes a poetic charm. French in origin, it features a delightful flower branch motif, expertly crafted in 18k red gold and silver. Embellished with a constellation of old brilliant and rose cut diamonds, this piece captures the essence of Victorian opulence and sentimentality. Its dual functionality as both a brooch and pendant enhances its versatility, making it a cherished heirloom reflecting the rich cultural and artistic fervour of the Victorian era.
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 Romantic Victorian Period - Experts divide the reign of Queen Victoria, also called The Victorian era (1837 - 1901) in to 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 Romantic Victorian Period. This period covers the coronation of Victoria as Queen of Great Britain and Ireland, and her marriage to King Albert and their love, their devotion to their marriage and to their country are the sources of inspiration for this period. The jewels of this period are made of intricate carvings, special techniques where the enamel is subtly worked. These techniques allowed to give the jewel a certain opulence with less precious metal needed. As precious metals were really rare at that time. Highly favored (semi-) precious stones in this period are amethyst, coral, garnets, seed pearls and turquoises. The connotation is obviously sentimental, symbolic and romantic with reminiscent Gotic and/or Renaissance patterns and an abundant use of motifs like anchors, birds, branches, crosses, hearts and snakes.
Events & facts of this era, poetry of this era, fashion of this era.
Source of inspiration
18k red gold and silver , see also: The silver on gold technique (touchstone tested)
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Seven old brilliant cut diamonds with an estimated weight of ± 0.65ct colour and clarity F/H, vs/si
57 rose cut diamonds and senailles . A senaille is a simplified rose cut diamond, a small diamond chip with perhaps a few polished facets. We do not have the weight of the rose cuts diamonds nor the senailles which is normal in our trade when it comes to rose cut diamonds and senailles.
All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since stones are not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
All diamonds we offer are screened by the I.J.G.C. 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 French control mark for 18K gold representing an eagle's head that was in use in France from about 1838.
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height 7,00 cm (2,76 inch)
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21,20 gram (13,63 dwt)
Adin Reference Nº
Adin, fine antique jewellery