Steeped in antiquity, you will fall in love with this 18th century Georgian Silver Diamond Giardinetti brooch! This brooch is a gorgeous example of magical silvery old Georgian Diamonds, each individually cut to add subtle sparkle to this pretty posy!
Giardinetti jewellery was all the rage in the 18th to early 19th century, and was a covert and intricate display of amorous affections. It's really rare to find surviving examples, especially one in as good a condition as this. So if you have a penchant for Georgian jewellery, you may have just met your next match!
ERA: Early Georgian, c.1770.
MEASUREMENTS: Brooch 30mm long x 11mm wide.
Round Diamonds 1.2mm diameter.
Central triangular Diamond 3.3mm long x 3.3mm wide.
Individually cut Diamonds graduate from 1.7mm long x 1.2mm wide to 2.4mm long x 1mm wide.
MATERIALS: Sterling Silver, Old Georgian Diamonds, Solid 8ct Gold.
HALLMARKS: Tests as Sterling Silver brooch and settings with a solid 8ct Gold pin.
EXCELLENT: This 18th Century Georgian Silver Diamond Giardinetti brooch is in wonderful condition for its age. As the Diamonds are individually cut, it is difficult to ascertain their approximate overall carat weight. That being said, all of the Diamonds are original and securely set within the Rococo settings. The 8ct Gold pin also works well, so you have complete peace of mind that this historic treasure can be worn and looked after with ease.