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This Victorian flower branch brooch, dating back to around 1850, is a testament to the Romantic Victorian Period's fascination with nature and sentimentality. Crafted in 18k red gold and silver, it features 13 rose cut diamonds and a central ruby, echoing the era's love for ornate and symbolic designs. The intricate craftsmanship and foil setting technique enhance the diamonds' lustre, embodying the period's penchant for opulent yet refined aesthetics. This brooch, inspired by Mother Nature and adorned with a floral theme, is a beautiful representation of the romanticism and elegance that defined Victorian jewellery.
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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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.
13 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 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.
One ruby with an estimated weight of ± 0.05ct
All color stone weights are approximate since stones are not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
It is a very common practice to treat gemstones to intensify their clarity or colour. The item in question has not been tested in this regard.
Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April and ruby for July.
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length 4,40 cm (1,73 inch)
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8,00 gram (5,14 dwt)
Adin Reference Nº
Adin, fine antique jewellery