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Georgian Cannetille Garnet Cross Brooch

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50-1-4794

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ABOUT THIS BROOCH

This rich Georgian brooch set with sumptuous garnets into rich 18 karat yellow gold is in pristine condition. This type of intricately detailed, hand-fabricated, coiled wire work is referred to as cannetille, named after the gold embroideries of the Napoleonic years. We date this pin to the late-Georgian period in the 1830s, just before Victoria took the throne. A bail was added later so it can also be worn as a pendant. A rare and lovely ornament. The brooch measures 2 and 1/2 by 2 and 7/16 inches.

Details

Materials:
18 Karat Yellow Gold
Length:
2 1/2
Width:
2 7/16
Gram Weight:
16.5 gm
Period:
Georgian
Center Garnet details
Cut/Shape:
Round Cut
Measurements:
8.50-8.50 mm
Additional Details Additional Gem Details

4 Pear Cut Garnets

Measurements:
9.00-7.00 mm

4 Oval Cut Garnets

Color:
Purplish Red
Measurements:
7.00-5.00 mm

4 Cushion Cut Garnets

Measurements:
4.00-4.00 mm

Georgian Jewelry

True antiques, Georgian jewels are the earliest pieces in our collection. Lovely foil-backed stones in mixed-metal settings were made to shine by candlelight over dinner and in the drawing rooms of their genteel wearers. Many pieces were made in memory of loved ones or as “memento mori”—literal reminders of mortality that Georgians saw as sophisticated, rather than morbid. While the delicacy of Georgian era settings has been replaced by more modern methods, the cuts and styles have continued to fascinate jewelry lovers.

Jewelry Care

As with anything of value, especially sentimental value, taking good care of your vintage and antique jewelry from Lang will enhance its beauty and extend its lifespan. We encourage you to have your jewelry checked and cleaned by us or by your trusted local jeweler every six months, to ensure that each piece is in good wearable condition with all gemstones in place. It’s not uncommon for stones to loosen over time, and it’s much easier to tighten a loose stone than to replace a lost one! As stated in our Repair Policy, we strongly recommend that you allow us to perform any repairs, since our jewelers are specialists in restoring vintage and antique jewelry.

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