We have similar Georgian items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Item Description by: Chris T. Markings: Unmarked, Tested, and Guaranteed. Gram Weight : 6.4 Grams. Metal Type: 18k Yellow Gold, Base Metal Pin Stem & Clasp.
Item Measurements: The brooch measures 1.50 in diameter. Pin/Brooch Style: Brooch, Lapel Pin, Hat Pin, Scarf Pin, Tie Pin.
Closure Type: Pin Stem with open "C" Clasp. Convertible to Pendant: If desired, your local jeweler can add a bale to this piece, so it can be worn as a pendant. Handmade during the Georgian era. Hand Carved with recessed points in the shell and inlaid with solid 18k yellow gold, not just a wash, but solid pieces. Some pieces of inlaid gold missing.
Minor chipping and natural divots in the shell along the edges. This listing is for the item only. The Georgian era is known for its hand-crafted designs, which were heavily influenced by world exploration.A few signatures of this era were high karat gold, cameos, chatelaine accessories, foil-backed stones, rivière necklaces, memento mori, and mourning jewelry, and rose and mine cut diamonds. While the jewelry from this era began to see designs from all over the world, jewelry from abroad was still very expensive to acquire due to sea travel. Between age and difficulty of acquirement, pieces from the Georgian era are amazing and rare historical finds. The late Baroque or Rococo period prevailed in the 18th century. The period was known for its substantial use of asymmetrical designs, curves, gold, and witty, whimsical themes. Both men and women at court wore sparkling gemstones set in gold during this period, as well as colorless glass pastes and pearls.
Colored gems were often highly foiled behind them to enhance the depth of color. Jewelry was often created with naturalistic, floral designs. Rococo jewelry also featured embossed and engraved floral and feather designs on metal.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Brooches & Pins". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.