Here we have an exquisite, unique statement piece of Georgian jewellery that is rare as it is gorgeous!
This antique 9ct Gold Georgian Garnet brooch just screams of decadence and luxury! It's made of solid Yellow Gold and the flat-topped Garnets have been expertly foiled, to enhance the natural splendour of those sumptuous sparkling Garnets.
The most unique part of this beautiful brooch is the woven hair centre-piece which is decadently surrounded with an embossed Gold border. This would have been worn for sentimental value, perhaps a mother safekeeping something of her child's who may have gone far away for a very long time? (Remember there were no photographs back in the Georgian times so hair was like a nostalgic reminder of their loved ones!)
This incredibly enchanting brooch would look mesmerising pinned to a coat lapel or a scarf. It also has a bale so if you so wished, you could add a Gold chain and turn it into the most beautiful necklace showcasing that charming antique flare!
ERA: Georgian, c.1800
MEASUREMENTS/RING SIZE: The brooch face measures 24mm wide x 17mm long. (24mm long including bale).
Each Garnet has a diameter of 4mm.
The central hair piece measures 11mm x 7mm.
The pin at the back of the brooch is 21mm long.
MATERIALS: 9ct Solid Gold, natural flat-topped Garnet (foiled), Hair-work.
HALLMARKS: None present, tested at 9ct solid Gold.
EXCELLENT: This antique 9ct GoldGeorgian Garnet brooch is in perfect condition- really incredible for how old she is! Circa 1800, each of the Garnets are perfectly set, unmoved and unscratched by time. There are no scratches, nibbles or scuffs whatsoever! The plaited hair centre is still in perfect form like- it was put in only yesterday. The 9ct Gold is also gorgeously smooth and luxurious and the pin fastens nice and tightly so you can wear this brooch with absolute confidence. Uniquely the bale can easily be used to put a chain through and worn as a necklace so she's ready to be worn straight away!