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Late Georgian/Early Victorian Hardstone Cameo Brooch

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50-1-10847

$11,750.00
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ABOUT THIS BROOCH

Cameos--miniature masterpieces of sculpture--never fail to captivate. This one, surrounded by 22 sizable, riotously sparkling old mine-cut diamonds, together weighing 6.00 carats, is exquisitely carved from chalcedony so that the lovely lady in profile takes form in shades of ivory and mauve, beautifully contrasting with the gleaming translucent background. At her shoulder her garment is clasped with a ram's head and a garland of flowers runs through her hair. A ravishing and resplendent late-Georgian/early-Victorian treasure (circa early-to-mid-19th century). Hand fabricated in 18K gold.

Details

Materials:
18 Karat Yellow Gold
Length:
1 5/8 Inch
Width:
1 3/8 Inch
Height:
3/8 Inch
Gram Weight:
21.2 Grams
Period:
Georgian
Center Chalcedony details
Cut/Shape:
Cameo Cut
Color:
Pinkish Purple
Measurements:
31.00 x 23.03 x 6.60 mm
Additional Details Additional Gem Details

20 Old Mine Cut Diamonds

Carat Weight:
6.00 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.
Measurements:
3.60 x 4.30 x 2.90 mm
Color:
J-K-L-M-N
Clarity:
VS-SI
Total Diamond Carat Weight:
6.00

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 While the delicacy of Georgian era settings has been replaced by more modern methods, the cuts and styles have continued to fascinate jewelry lovers.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