The Georgian era takes its name from four of the five kings that ruled during the period: George I, II, III, and IV. It was a period of vast change, exemplified by the early stages of the industrial revolution and the formation of the United States of America.
It was also a period during which there were significant developments in jewelry and marked the beginning of many mass-production methods. The jewelry of this era was innovative and distinctive.
A magnificent Maltese amethyst and diamond paste cross circa 1780, this beautiful example is crafted in 15k and sterling. In superb condition for its age, the color is outstanding on the foils of the stones. Currently a brooch but wearable as a pendant, or can be converted as desired.
Materials and Features: 15k gold, sterling silver, amethyst, diamond paste
Age/Origin: Georgian, c. 1780
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.