The design style of Georgian jewelry was quite feminine in feel. Common motifs include flowers as a symbol of rememberance, plumes, birds, bugs, and even human body parts such as hands or eyes.
A remarkable 17” dinner necklace from the turn of the 19th century. Cut steel was extremely popular at this moment as it was both lightweight, effective in candlelight, and far more affordable than a rose-cut diamond dinner necklace. Cut steel developed a cult-like following among the fashionable in the latter part of the 18th to early 19th c. This example with her shimmering floral swags and beautiful tear-drop ornaments is circa 1800.
Materials and Features: Studded Cut Steel, Jeweler’s Brass
Age/Origin: 19th C, c. 1790-1810, English, Georgian
Measurements: 17" in length, 30.8 grams
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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