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A gorgeous late-georgian Pink coque de perle  brooch in 18k cannetille. Coque-de-Perle Jewelry was extremely popular in the 18th century- to quote one of our favorite, incredible jewelry resources, Lang Antique’s Jewelery University,

“Coque de perle, from the French for ‘pearl shell’ was a Georgian faux pearl carved from the East Indian nautilus shell. The central whorl of the convex part of the shell was cut away to form these delicate “eggshell pearls.” Filled with cement to stabilize it, coque de perle was very popular because of its high level of iridescence. Coque de perle is found set with cut steel jewelry or with pyrite and, very occasionally, in gold.”

This particular brooch is small but mighty; just over 1” in size, this beauty is so remarkable because she is of the later period- I love the heart details at the corners of her setting and those wonderful teeth that hold the perle in place!



Materials & Features: 18k Gold, Coque de pearl

Age/Origin: Georgian c. 1830

Measurements: 1.10”, 3.24 grams

Condition: Excellent. Minor associated age wear.

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