Georgian jewelry is recognizable by a few stand-out features. It was painstakingly hand-made by skilled artisans, so gemstones and metalwork from this era are a little ‘rough around the edges compared with the neater craftsmanship of more recent eras. Georgian period jewelers often set gemstones in closed-back settings. These included foil backings under the gems to enhance their scintillation by candlelight, like this treasure, for instance!
For the collector with a penchant for Georgian jewels of prodigious quality, this aquamarine of an estimated 17.23cts is outstanding. In a foiled, clean closed-back setting with foiled flat cut garnets that alternate with plump pearls. This pendant exemplifies the excellence of late 18th-century French craftspersonship.
Materials and Features: aquamarine estimated 17.23cts), garnet, pearls, sterling silver, 9k gold
Age/Origin: Georgian, Late 18th C
Measurements: 1.8" in length, 6.65 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.