Antique Late Victorian Ruby and Diamond Brooch and Pendant with Gold Back and Silver Front
Showing that quality pieces stand the test of time, this gorgeous Ruby and Diamond Brooch/Pendant was hand crafted in the Late Victorian Era. A Ruby and Diamond cluster sits in the centre of this piece garnished with a surround total of 1.25ct Diamonds and 2.20ct Rubies, finishing it off with a small Diamond and Ruby drop at the bottom of this piece. This antique brooch is gold backed and silver fronted can also be worn as a pendant on a chain allowing it to be easily adapted for any outfit.
Cut: Old Cut
Carat: 1.25ct total
Carat: 2.20ct total
|Condition: ||Very Good, slightest signs of wear due to age and use |
|Defects: ||None |
|Date / Period: ||Late Victorian |
|Weight: ||10.8g |
|Dimensions: ||Height; 46mm. Width; 26mm. Depth; 8mm |
|Materials: ||Gold Backed, Silver Fronted |
|Stones: ||Diamonds, Ruby|
Victorian (1837 - 1901)
The Victorian era lasted the full reign of Queen Victoria which saw vast expansion of the British Empire. Over her 64 year reign we saw changes in socialism, industry, fashion and jewellery, and women became the primary jewel wearers. There are three sub-periods in this era, the first being the 'Romantic Period' which reflected the Queens love for her husband, and the adoration shown from her nation. Manufacturing developments meant that by the end of this period jewellery was no longer made solely by hand. Following this, the time frame named the 'Grand Period' emerged where there was a revival of ancient jewelry styles, this period also began with much death and war which increased the demand for mourning jewellery. By the 1880's diamond pieces were very popular due to their discovery in South Africa in 1867. The final years of Victoria's reign, the 'Aesthetic Period', jewellery became lighter and smaller as women became an integral part of the workforce. The fashion trendsetters at this time were actors and actresses as the entertainment industry boomed.
- Product Code: BR83
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