Early Victorian Multi Gemstone Brooch Pendant with Amethyst Centre in 15ct Yellow Gold
Showing that quality jewellery does stand the test of time, this gorgeous antique Diamond Brooch was hand crafted in the Early Victorian era and still shows such beauty. This antique brooch holds an Amethyst stone in the centre, with Turquoise, White Sapphire, Citrene and Garnet stones on the outside. It is closed back and such a great antique Pendant Brooch.
|Condition: ||Good, slightest signs of wear due to age and use |
|Defects: ||Solder marks throughout from previous work - very old solder marks |
|Date / Period: ||Early Victorian |
|Weight: ||6.2g |
|Dimensions: ||Height(not including bail); 26mm. Width; 29mm. Depth; 9mm. |
|Materials: ||Tests as 15ct Yellow Gold |
|Stones: ||Amethyst, Turquoise, White Sapphire, Citrene, Garnet|
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: BR100
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