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An exquisite representation of the Grand Victorian era, circa 1860, this enchanting brooch captures the spirit of the time with its nature-inspired floral motif. Crafted from 18K pink gold, the piece is set with an array of 64 meticulously faceted rose cut diamonds and senailles, radiating the era's adoration for lavish design. It's a testament to the period's skilled craftsmanship, reflective of a time when jewellery echoed the opulent tastes and the influence of Eastern aesthetics in the West. A poetic homage to the Victorian penchant for grandeur and ornamentation, this brooch is a collector's jewel that encapsulates history's allure.
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
18K pink 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.
64 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.
Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April.
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4,20 cm (1,65 inch) x 3,13 cm (1,23 inch)
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13,40 gram (8,62 dwt)
Adin Reference Nº
Adin, fine antique jewellery