Since the Victorian era stretched over six decades, many types of jewelry came and went in style. Mass production made jewelry available to the widest number of buyers in the broadest range of designs ever seen before in history. When it came to formal occasions, the "more is better" theme of the Victorian era carried over into how jewelry was worn by royalty and the aristocracy. Paintings of Queen Victoria and other royals at state occasions show multiple brooches, swags, earrings, bracelets, and hair ornaments. But the jewelry of the everyday folk is collectible, fascinating and a lesson in history that enchants us even today.
I absolutely love this gorgeous bow-topped pendant! Circa 1750, this rare and exceptional English jewel of the finest 18k quality has been very well rendered, a near impossible find, this period and style are quite elusive. Fresh in from London!
Materials and Features: pearl, 18k gold
Age/Origin: Early 18th C, English, c. 1870, Victorian
Measurements: 4.3 grams, 40mm
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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