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Georgian Garnet Brooch, with Blonde Hair c.1820

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SKU: 1580


One of the most beautiful and historic brooches we've ever owned, this stunning Georgian Garnet brooch is a real quality piece!

The body of the brooch is 9ct Gold with Silver settings, as was the fashion at the time, and in the centre is a beautiful glazed panel of rare blonde hair, hand-woven with the utmost care. 

Of course, the stars of this show are the collection of round and pear-cut flat Garnets!

The Garnets are bright and full of character, rich and delicious tones of rasberry pink that are foiled behind so they glow. (The word can be over-used when it comes to jewellery but words fail me! I cannot overstate how ripe and scrumptious and vibrant these gems are! They are truly the most beautiful Garnets I have ever seen!)

With a thick Gold pin and a bale on the back, it can be worn as it is or as a pendant.

ERA:  Georgian (1714 - 1830)

MEASUREMENTS: The total size of this brooch is 30mm x 25mm and stands 7mm from the body when worn.
The Glass section measures 17mm x 11mm.
Each tear shaped Garnet measures approx. 4.5mm x 3mm at the widest point.
The circular Garnets measure 2.5mm in diameter.  
Weight: 6.8g

MATERIALS:  9ct Gold, Garnet, Silver, Hair, Glass

HALLMARKS:  None present. The brooch tests as 9ct Gold ith Silver settings, as was typical of the Georgian period.

CONDITION:  Excellent
An exceptional Georgian Garnet brooch is excellent condition, ready to wear and enjoy! It's very rare to find Georgian brooches like this in such fantastic condition and we're thrilled to have this in our collection. All of the Garnets are damage and chip-free and the foil intact so they really are luminous! The glazed panels are immaculate on both sides. The original blonde hair inside has not been disturbed in centuries! The 9ct Gold brooch pin is thick and strong so can be used to pin even thicker fabrics such as wool. We suspect one of the smaller Garnets (at the very top, by the bale) is a replacement gem or Paste. It looks to be Garnet or  Garnet paste but is ever so slightly more brown toned than the others, and would not be noticed when worn. This is a stunning and very rare antique Georgian brooch, with an unusual design. An absolute pleasure to look at and admire!


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