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Georgian Garnet Garter Pin

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50-1-11101

Sale Price $1,687.50 - 10% Off Regular Price: $1,875.00
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ABOUT THIS BROOCH

Initiate yourself symbolically into the British Order of the Garter* with this delightful Georgian/early-Victorian (circa mid-19th century) adornment, exquisitely engraved and artfully hand fabricated in warmly burnished 18K yellow gold and emblazoned with lucky-seven dusky red collet-set garnets. 1 1/8 inch wide. *The time-honored buckle motif (symbolizing holding a loved one close) originates from the British Order of the Garter. This comes courtesy of Antique Jewelry University (AJU): A popular motif for bracelets, rings and brooches throughout the Georgian and Victorian eras paid homage to the Order of the Garter. Styled after the garters worn by the prestigious recipients of this oldest of British chivalry awards, the motif appeared as the surround for brooches and as central design elements for rings and bracelets. Buckles were prominently featured as a result of their functional as well as decorative role in jewelry design.

Details

Materials:
18 Karat Yellow Gold, Base Metal
Length:
3/4 Inch
Width:
1 3/16 Inch
Height:
1/4 Inch
Gram Weight:
3.7 Grams
Period:
Georgian
Gemstone Details Gemstone Details

7 Cushion Cut Garnets

Carat Weight:
1.00 carat Because mountings prohibit full and accurate observation of gem quality and weight, all data pertaining to mounted gems can be considered as approximate unless accompanied by an independent laboratory certificate (AGL, EGL, GIA). Unless otherwise stated, all colored stones and pearls are assumed to be subject to a relatively stable and possibly undetected color and/or clarity enhancement.
Color:
Purplish Red
Measurements:
3.00-3.60 mm
Total Colored Gemstone Carat Weight:
1.00

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 While the delicacy of Georgian era settings has been replaced by more modern methods, the cuts and styles have continued to fascinate jewelry lovers.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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