MUSEUM-QUALITY Georgian Rose- and Table-Cut Diamond Arrow-Motif Jabot Pin, ca. 1740! - image 1 of 5

Dating to ca. 1740-1750, this beautiful and highly important "arrow motif" diamond jabot pin comes straight from my own collection of Georgian jewelry, but I rately wear it, so I have decided to "de-access"and I am thrilled to present it for the consideration of my Ruby Lane clientele!

This museum-quality French jabot pin is a genuinely fine example of court-grade jewelry from the first half of the 18th-century. This astonishing jewel would have embellished the jabot or neck cloth of a VERY wealthy gentleman, and is no less wearable today than it was over 280 years ago!

The top of the jabot pin boasts a center rose-cut diamond of extreme clarity and great brilliance. This pear-shaped diamond weighs approx. .60 points, and measures 5 mm x 5.5 mm. Surrounding this dazzling stone are 13 additional rose-cut diamonds weighing approx. 5 pts. each. The frame of the terminal is open work, and set with 7 additional diamond "sparks" of approx. 3 pts. each.

The terminal of this jewel features as round "keeper" set with a center, table-cut diamond of approx. 12 pts., framed by eight additional table-cut diamonds of approx. 6 pts. each. The use of the rose-cut replaced the table cut in diamonds ca. 1680; mixed cuts were not unusual in the first decade of the 18th century, but it is possible that this portion of the jabot pin was crafted from an earlier, 17th-century jewel. However, the patina is identical to that of the top of the jewel, so it is likely original.

This sparkling treasure retains its original steel pin with hand-finished point. The pin measures 4" long. The top of the pin measures 1" x 2/3", and the bottom diamond-set terminal measures 1/2" in diameter. This pin weighs 7.4 grams. The reverse of the terminal features the convex mounting and beautiful engravings often found on early 18th-century jewelry.

All of the stones are set in pushed-up, foiled, closed-back mountings of sterling silver (unmarked but tested). All of the diamonds are intact, and appear to be original to the pin. The steel pin is intact, but shows expected surface wear. Suitable for wear by a lady or as an impressive tie pin for an aesthetic 21st-century gentleman, this jewel is in near-pristine condition, and with proper care, should last another three centuries! This jewel lights up on anything you wear it with, and think of the story you will be able to tell when you get countless compliments on this fine pin!

If you collect the BEST in early diamond jewelry, this historic arrow pin will make a treasured addition to your collection! It would also make a stellar gift for anyone fond of historic French jewelry, and will be shipped in a gift box. Do not miss this rarity; up to 6 month layaway is available with 25% down, and domestic USPS Priority registered shipping is FREE!

ITEM ID
3712
COLOR
Colorless, Silver
ITEM SIZE
4"
ITEM TYPE
Antique

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MUSEUM-QUALITY Georgian Rose- and Table-Cut Diamond Arrow-Motif Jabot Pin, ca. 1740!

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