Spanish Jewelry

During the eighteenth century, Spain controlled the gold and emerald mines of Colombia and Peru. This wealth of resources resulted in an exquisitely fine gem-set gold jewelry. Parures of emeralds, necklaces, stomachers, rings, earrings etc. were plentiful at the court of Spain. A long gold earring style called Catalan was distinguished by a multitude of emeralds or hessonite garnet.
Suite of 18th Century Emerald and Gold Jewelry. Photo Courtesy of Christie's.

Suite of 18th Century Spanish Emerald and Gold Jewelry.
Photo Courtesy of Christie’s.