Georgian Mourning Pearls and Woven Hair Brooch and Pendant in 9ct Gold
This gorgeous Georgian brooch can also be worn as a pendant, depending on the preference. It has been crafted in 9ct yellow gold holding woven hair inside a closed locket, with a full pearl surround. Pearls were often used in mourning jewellery, and are said to represent the tears of the mourning loved ones of the deceased. So much love, passion and history in one small piece of jewellery, the perfect gift for any antique lover.
|Condition: ||Very Good, slightest signs of wear due to age and use |
|Defects: ||None |
|Date / Period: ||Georgian |
|Weight: ||6.1g |
|Dimensions: ||Diameter (not including bail); 20mm |
|Materials: ||9ct Yellow Gold |
|Stones: ||Pearls, Woven Hair |
Georgian (1714 - 1837)
The Georgian period was named for, and defined by, the Hanovarian Monarchs of the United Kingdom, Georges I, II, III and IV, and the short reign of William IV. It was a period of change which saw a great rise in social and cultural awareness, and important events of the time in England along with the rest of Europe were all responsible for influencing jewellery motifs. Goldsmiths of the day were highly trained technicians who were skilled in all areas of gold work. Producing jewellery was incredibly labour intensive with all creations being completely handcrafted so it is fitting that the key signature of Georgian jewelry is it’s beautifully elaborate metal work that can only be formed by hand. Jewelry styles of this era came to be designated as to the time of day they should be worn. Elements from nature were abundant in daytime jewelry, with garnet, topaz, emerald and ruby proving as popular stones. The evening was a different story entirely, where rose cut and mine cut diamonds were plenteous.
- Product Code: BR52
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