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Made to shine and reflect light beautifully like diamonds - and used on anything from earrings, necklaces, and brooches, to buttons, shoe buckles, and sword hilts - cut steel was a huge trend in the Georgian and Victorian-eras. Spreading quickly from its origins in Woodstock, near Oxford, it soon took hold in other English cities, and then France, Spain, and beyond.

A remarkable cut steel necklace offering an exciting intersection of construction techniques. Most commonly, cut steel necklaces will be festoon or garland necklaces, but this rosary style jewel, with invisibly set stations, each holding a cut steel bead, and large scale tassel is most intreguing.



Materials and Features: cut steel, two faceted dog clips

Age/Origin: Georgian, English, c. 1820

Measurements: 36.30 grams

Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear. 

Please view and inspect any photos closely. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces; please take the age of the piece into account when examining the piece. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.

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