Georgian Rose Cut Diamond Brooch, Early 19th Century 14k Gold and Silver
This authentic Georgian era brooch is admittedly photogenic yet it’s astounding quality is nearly impossible to comprehend through pictures. The rose cut diamonds throughout are breathtaking. All are foil lined and original. The color of the stones varies from brightest white to steely gray to one stone which has a pretty, pale apricot hue. The tooling to the silver is artistically done and has been further highlighted by the centuries worth of natural patina. As is common for Georgian era jewelry while the front is silver, the back is gold. In this case an acid test indicates 14k. The gold pin mechanism measures 1-1/4” from the hinge to the clasp and it holds surprisingly well when the end is tucked inside the original C catch. Adding to the beauty of the organic leaf shape is it’s realistic convex contour. Best seen in profile this detail gives the piece a naturalistic quality which when combined with the brilliance of the diamonds seems to make the piece come to life. An approximation of diamond weight is between 3.50 and 4.50 carats. The weight of the brooch is 11.2 grams and the measurements are 1-7/8” long by 1-1/4” wide. I believe every piece of handmade jewelry is a work of art, but honestly there’s something really magnificent about this one in particular. It’s an absolute treasure.