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1870's Splendour: A Brooch Reflecting Victorian Opulence

This Victorian brooch, dating back to circa 1870, is a striking example of the Grand Victorian Period's ornate style. Crafted in 18K yellow gold, its design reflects the era's love for elaborate and meaningful jewellery. The brooch is adorned with nine rose-cut diamonds, set on foil to enhance their luster, a testament to the skilled craftsmanship of the time. The use of rose-cut diamonds, popular in Victorian jewellery, adds a unique charm and a gentle sparkle, making this piece not just an accessory but a piece of history, encapsulating the elegance and richness of the Victorian era.

Antique jewelry object group
brooch

Condition
very good condition
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Country of origin
unknown

Style
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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Style specifics
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.

Period
ca. 1870
Events & facts of this era, poetry of this era, fashion of this era.

Material
18K yellow gold (touchstone tested)
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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.

Diamonds
Nine 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 the I.J.G.C. for whether they are natural or synthetic, and all diamonds in this jewel are 100% guaranteed to be natural.

Birthstones
Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April.
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Hallmarks
No trace.
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Dimensions
diameter 3,34 cm (1,31 inch)
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Weight
10,00 gram (6,43 dwt)

Adin Reference Nº
22241-0392

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