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The 'A la Jeanette' Cross: A Tale of Georgian Splendour

Behold the 18th Century 'A la Jeanette' pendant, a filigree marvel in 18K red gold that transports one to the heart of Georgian grace. This pendant, believed to be of Belgian provenance, showcases six grand table cut diamonds and 33 additional diamonds set amidst silver on gold, a technique from a bygone era known for enhancing the stones' natural lustre. The pendant's romantic cross and heart shape intertwine with heritage, echoing a time when such pieces were not merely adornments but narrators of one's lineage and status.

The 18K red gold filigree frills of this Georgian pendant from 1750 guide you through a twofold Latin cross and a heart-shaped surmount depicted by six grand table cut rose cut diamonds set on foil. This typical Belgian adornment, called a croix "à la Jeanette", exudes heritage and romance through the shimmer of 33 modest diamonds in silver scattered over the ethereal gold curls.

Antique jewelry object group: pendant

Condition: excellent condition
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Country of origin: Although it does not carry any legible control marks we believe this to be of Belgian origin.

Style: Georgian - Georgian style is the name given in most English-speaking countries to the set of styles current between 1720 and 1840. It is eponymous for the first four British monarchs of the House of Hanover—George I of Great Britain, George II of Great Britain, George III of the United Kingdom, and George IV of the United Kingdom—who reigned in continuous succession from August 1714 to June 1830.
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Period: ca. 1750
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Material: 18k red gold and silver, see also: The silver on gold technique
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Technique: 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.

Filigree; this is in fact thin gold wire twisted into refined motifs. This technique demands very high skills and precision from the maker.

Extra information: This type of pendant is typically Belgian in the late 18th till mid-19th century. They are called 'à la Jeannette'. A croix à la Jeanette (French for: "cross in the style of Jeanette") is a pendant in the form of a heart with a latin cross dangling from it

Diamonds: Six big table cut rose cut diamonds. We do not have the weight of the diamonds which is normal in our trade when it comes to rose cuts. and 33 table cut 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 these diamonds which is normal in our trade when it comes to senailles.
Note: All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since the stones were not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.

Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April.
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Hallmarks: No trace.
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Dimensions: width 5,15 cm (2,03 inch), heigth 8,40 cm (3,31 inch)

Weight: 17,70 gram (17,70 dwt)

Reference Nº: 12094-0045

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