A truly fabulous French Georgian Emerald Diamond & Amethyst Paste Giardinetti brooch pendant! Boasting bright minty greens, icy whites and watermelon pinks, every crevice of this brooch exudes sophistication. Complete with rare French hallmarks, she is a fine antique piece.
Translating to "little garden" in Italian, Giardinetti jewellery is heavily inspired by the beauty of the natural world. Emulating abundant blossoms and bouquets of flowers, Giardinetti jewellery reflected the elegant fashions of the Rococo period. Timelessly chic, bring this distinctive style into the 21st Century with this gorgeous brooch, which can also be worn as a pendant!
ERA: Georgian, c.1760-1780.
MEASUREMENTS: Brooch excluding jump-rings is 27.5mm long x 22.5mm wide.
Paste stones graduate from 3mm long x 2.5mm wide to 12mm long x 7.5mm wide.
MATERIALS: 18ct Gold, Silver, Emerald Paste, Diamond paste, Amethyst Paste (all foiled).
HALLMARKS: French Eagle's head hallmarks on the brooch pin and c-clasp. There is also a mark with an arial male portrait facing left (unidentified).
VERY GOOD. This French Georgian Emerald Diamond & Amethyst Paste Giardinetti brooch pendant is in very good antique condition. There is a variation in the colour of the Paste stones, but this is typical of jewellery this age. The Paste gems are largely very well looked after and display a magical brightness within them, with their foils remaining intact, adding a luminous charm! The 18ct Gold pin and c-clasp boast lovely French hallmarks which indicate coveted French provenance. We believe that this brooch was likely part of a larger suite of jewellery from its construction, with the solid 18ct Gold pin and c-clasp being added at a later date to suit the changing fashions of the time. She will fasten securely to a lapel or scarf, whilst she will also hang beautifully from a fine chain!