RARE Spectacular 2.66ct GEORGIAN Silver 14k Diamond Brooch - FREE Shipping USA/CANADA!

An absolutely spectacular piece! A beautifully crafted Georgian diamond brooch, circa 1780-1810 & possibly French made, this very fine piece of antique jewelry was clearly made for someone prestigious & of-wealth.

Certified: $8,850.00 CAD (at par with USD).

The quality & materials used are superb for their age, a rare open-backed Georgian piece, pointing to the fineness of the brooch. Most Georgian pieces, and especially those found today, are closed-back pieces, where the diamonds used were foil-backed to enhance their color & fire. Cutting techniques were rough - cut by hand and in many cases, poorly shaped, minimal facets and generally, not the 'liveliest' of stones. However, in very fine pieces, and even then, still a rare occurrence, the backs were left open to allow maximum light around & behind the diamonds used.

In this case, we have the thrill of seeing 9 beautiful 'Peruzzi-cut' diamonds (the original 'Old European Cut') and 76 glowing rose-cut diamonds. Of course, by today's 'standards', the cuts and clarity of the diamonds in this brooch aren't on par with the laser-cut & high-clarity diamonds found in the 'fine' pieces of today... but when you're talking 200 years old, knowing these diamonds were hand-cut and hand-set, EVERYTHING about this brooch is so much more impressive & mesmerizing than a piece from 2012!

The largest Peruzzi-cut diamond is centered in the middle of the brooch in a large raised domed-shaped silver collet-setting, one of the earliest techniques of setting diamonds, and commonly seen in French Georgian jewelry. The diamond measures approximately 4.05 x 4.10mm and is estimated to weigh 0.26ct. Naturally, with today's grading standards, its cut is graded as 'fair' (pretty good for hand-cut diamonds!) and I1 clarity, yet it is exceptionally fiery & bright with no eye-visible inclusions at all. Its color is excellent for the age: G-H.

The 8 additional Peruzzi-cut diamonds are also each individually set in raised domed collets of silver and average 3.20 - 3.25mm each. Combined, they are estimated to weigh a total of 1.01ct, or about 0.125ct each. They grade Si2-I1, G-I color and again, 'fair' cuts. They are truly SO white against their silver collets, which with age, shows a deep pewter-colored patina.

Surrounding both the largest central diamond, and in gorgeous swirls around each outer Peruzzi diamond are the rose cut diamonds. The outer design of the brooch reminds us of waves swirling around, overlapping one 'wave' to the next. The rose cuts decorate the waves, with the 'east' and 'west' outer waves dotted with 8 rose cuts each, and the 'north' and 'south' waves 6 rose cuts each. The inner halo of rose cuts surrounding the main Peruzzi diamonds holds 20 rose cuts in varying sizes that are amazingly EACH also set in raised domed collets. There is SO much magnificent detail in this brooch - whoever made it, and whomever it was made for truly knew quality & craftsmanship. Again, altogether there are 76 rose-cuts that total an estimated 1.39ct. They grade clean Si1-I2 clarity, and matching G-I color and fair cuts.

As most commonly found in Georgian pieces, this pin is a combination of acid-tested silver and 14kt gold, as it was believed that silver brought out the white in the diamonds. Since the diamonds weren't typically well cut, and color & clarity weren't as important in pieces are they are today, the silver and closed-back settings helped make pieces glow and appear even more beautiful.

This piece didn't need a closed back though - the diamonds are stunning and all appear original to the piece. The larger domed collets have raised 'lines' of silver that lead to act as small claws at the tops of the collets, and the outer sides of the silver 'waves' are finely detailed with raised lines too.

Beneath the silver comes the 14kt yellow gold, delicately & meticulously carved out as house-shaped pentagons. Turning the brooch over, the back displays a rounded spider web-like pattern, largely open to allow for maximum light beneath the diamonds.

The pin rod is in perfect working condition, with a fancy C-clasp that has an uncommon (we've never seen one) triangular domed 'protector' over it that covers the tip of the pin that would otherwise stick out exposed past the side of the brooch. Yet another fine feature to this special brooch separating the 'men' from the 'boys'. It is clearly original to the piece, not being added at a later time. The hinge is a typical 'tube hinge' almost always found in antique Georgian pieces.

Hallmarks/Stamps: Extremely difficult to decipher, there appear to be at least 3, possibly 4 stamps on the brooch. There are definitely at least 2 stamps on the pin rod, one on the side of the brooch near the triangular pin-tip cover, and possibly one more on the back 'spider-web' like design, though we're unsure if it's a tool mark or a stamp. On the pin-rod, we can make out what appear to be the letters 'MG' and next to that, though nearly impossible to make out, at the right angle of light, the face/head of a male figure facing left. On the side of the brooch, there is a stamp of some sort, though due the lack of width in gold, it's almost like only half of the stamp made it onto the gold. We can't work out the pattern part of the stamp, but the letters appear to be possibly NXN, WXW or GXG (depending on how you look at it). Of course, we could be totally wrong...maybe they aren't letters at all? Our pictures show them as best as our camera could capture them. If the piece is French-made for export, there are SO many variations of stamps & hallmarks, that getting a definitive answer is likely impossible, due to the wear of the hallmarks and/or simply lack of them.

The design points to French-made, from the use of the domed collets to the rose-cuts in silver and the face/head facing left (used numerous times from about 1756 to around 1800), however, we are not going to guarantee French-made, as we just don't know and don't have enough clear hallmarks to go by.

What we do know is the piece is exceptional in every way, in superb condition & sparkling with life & beauty. A very fine collectible & irreplaceable beauty.

TOTAL DIAMOND WEIGHT: 2.66ct

TOTAL GRAM WEIGHT: 19.00g

OVAL SHAPED WIDTH E-W: 39.68mm or 1.561 inches

OVAL SHAPED HEIGHT N-S: 32.44mm or 1.277 inches

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Item ID: GeorgianSilver14kBrooch


Gender: Unisex, Age Group: Adult, Color: Silver/Yellow Gold, Size: 1.50 inches

RARE Spectacular 2.66ct GEORGIAN Silver 14k Diamond Brooch - FREE Shipping USA/CANADA!

RARE Spectacular 2.66ct GEORGIAN Silver 14k Diamond Brooch - FREE Shipping USA/CANADA!
RARE Spectacular 2.66ct GEORGIAN Silver 14k Diamond Brooch - FREE Shipping USA/CANADA!
RARE Spectacular 2.66ct GEORGIAN Silver 14k Diamond Brooch - FREE Shipping USA/CANADA!
RARE Spectacular 2.66ct GEORGIAN Silver 14k Diamond Brooch - FREE Shipping USA/CANADA!
RARE Spectacular 2.66ct GEORGIAN Silver 14k Diamond Brooch - FREE Shipping USA/CANADA!
RARE Spectacular 2.66ct GEORGIAN Silver 14k Diamond Brooch - FREE Shipping USA/CANADA!
RARE Spectacular 2.66ct GEORGIAN Silver 14k Diamond Brooch - FREE Shipping USA/CANADA!
RARE Spectacular 2.66ct GEORGIAN Silver 14k Diamond Brooch - FREE Shipping USA/CANADA!
RARE Spectacular 2.66ct GEORGIAN Silver 14k Diamond Brooch - FREE Shipping USA/CANADA!

An absolutely spectacular piece! A beautifully crafted Georgian diamond brooch, circa 1780-1810 & possibly French made, this very fine piece of antique jewelry was clearly made for someone prestigious & of-wealth.

Certified: $8,850.00 CAD (at par with USD).

The quality & materials used are superb for their age, a rare open-backed Georgian piece, pointing to the fineness of the brooch. Most Georgian pieces, and especially those found today, are closed-back pieces, where the diamonds used were foil-backed to enhance their color & fire. Cutting techniques were rough - cut by hand and in many cases, poorly shaped, minimal facets and generally, not the 'liveliest' of stones. However, in very fine pieces, and even then, still a rare occurrence, the backs were left open to allow maximum light around & behind the diamonds used.

In this case, we have the thrill of seeing 9 beautiful 'Peruzzi-cut' diamonds (the original 'Old European Cut') and 76 glowing rose-cut diamonds. Of course, by today's 'standards', the cuts and clarity of the diamonds in this brooch aren't on par with the laser-cut & high-clarity diamonds found in the 'fine' pieces of today... but when you're talking 200 years old, knowing these diamonds were hand-cut and hand-set, EVERYTHING about this brooch is so much more impressive & mesmerizing than a piece from 2012!

The largest Peruzzi-cut diamond is centered in the middle of the brooch in a large raised domed-shaped silver collet-setting, one of the earliest techniques of setting diamonds, and commonly seen in French Georgian jewelry. The diamond measures approximately 4.05 x 4.10mm and is estimated to weigh 0.26ct. Naturally, with today's grading standards, its cut is graded as 'fair' (pretty good for hand-cut diamonds!) and I1 clarity, yet it is exceptionally fiery & bright with no eye-visible inclusions at all. Its color is excellent for the age: G-H.

The 8 additional Peruzzi-cut diamonds are also each individually set in raised domed collets of silver and average 3.20 - 3.25mm each. Combined, they are estimated to weigh a total of 1.01ct, or about 0.125ct each. They grade Si2-I1, G-I color and again, 'fair' cuts. They are truly SO white against their silver collets, which with age, shows a deep pewter-colored patina.

Surrounding both the largest central diamond, and in gorgeous swirls around each outer Peruzzi diamond are the rose cut diamonds. The outer design of the brooch reminds us of waves swirling around, overlapping one 'wave' to the next. The rose cuts decorate the waves, with the 'east' and 'west' outer waves dotted with 8 rose cuts each, and the 'north' and 'south' waves 6 rose cuts each. The inner halo of rose cuts surrounding the main Peruzzi diamonds holds 20 rose cuts in varying sizes that are amazingly EACH also set in raised domed collets. There is SO much magnificent detail in this brooch - whoever made it, and whomever it was made for truly knew quality & craftsmanship. Again, altogether there are 76 rose-cuts that total an estimated 1.39ct. They grade clean Si1-I2 clarity, and matching G-I color and fair cuts.

As most commonly found in Georgian pieces, this pin is a combination of acid-tested silver and 14kt gold, as it was believed that silver brought out the white in the diamonds. Since the diamonds weren't typically well cut, and color & clarity weren't as important in pieces are they are today, the silver and closed-back settings helped make pieces glow and appear even more beautiful.

This piece didn't need a closed back though - the diamonds are stunning and all appear original to the piece. The larger domed collets have raised 'lines' of silver that lead to act as small claws at the tops of the collets, and the outer sides of the silver 'waves' are finely detailed with raised lines too.

Beneath the silver comes the 14kt yellow gold, delicately & meticulously carved out as house-shaped pentagons. Turning the brooch over, the back displays a rounded spider web-like pattern, largely open to allow for maximum light beneath the diamonds.

The pin rod is in perfect working condition, with a fancy C-clasp that has an uncommon (we've never seen one) triangular domed 'protector' over it that covers the tip of the pin that would otherwise stick out exposed past the side of the brooch. Yet another fine feature to this special brooch separating the 'men' from the 'boys'. It is clearly original to the piece, not being added at a later time. The hinge is a typical 'tube hinge' almost always found in antique Georgian pieces.

Hallmarks/Stamps: Extremely difficult to decipher, there appear to be at least 3, possibly 4 stamps on the brooch. There are definitely at least 2 stamps on the pin rod, one on the side of the brooch near the triangular pin-tip cover, and possibly one more on the back 'spider-web' like design, though we're unsure if it's a tool mark or a stamp. On the pin-rod, we can make out what appear to be the letters 'MG' and next to that, though nearly impossible to make out, at the right angle of light, the face/head of a male figure facing left. On the side of the brooch, there is a stamp of some sort, though due the lack of width in gold, it's almost like only half of the stamp made it onto the gold. We can't work out the pattern part of the stamp, but the letters appear to be possibly NXN, WXW or GXG (depending on how you look at it). Of course, we could be totally wrong...maybe they aren't letters at all? Our pictures show them as best as our camera could capture them. If the piece is French-made for export, there are SO many variations of stamps & hallmarks, that getting a definitive answer is likely impossible, due to the wear of the hallmarks and/or simply lack of them.

The design points to French-made, from the use of the domed collets to the rose-cuts in silver and the face/head facing left (used numerous times from about 1756 to around 1800), however, we are not going to guarantee French-made, as we just don't know and don't have enough clear hallmarks to go by.

What we do know is the piece is exceptional in every way, in superb condition & sparkling with life & beauty. A very fine collectible & irreplaceable beauty.

TOTAL DIAMOND WEIGHT: 2.66ct

TOTAL GRAM WEIGHT: 19.00g

OVAL SHAPED WIDTH E-W: 39.68mm or 1.561 inches

OVAL SHAPED HEIGHT N-S: 32.44mm or 1.277 inches

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Item ID: GeorgianSilver14kBrooch


Gender: Unisex, Age Group: Adult, Color: Silver/Yellow Gold, Size: 1.50 inches

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