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A beautiful, rare example of Georgian jewelry originally was designed to be worn in the hair, possibly a wedding jewel. Immaculate condition, this Georgian jewel is in the shape of a crown set with many differently shaped rock crystals all with a distinct black dot in their closed back silver setting. The master jeweler used many differently shaped hand cut rock crystals, at least 7 different shapes. I have never seen another Georgian jewel with so many different shaped gems! Each one is cupped in their silver closed back settings shooting up from a curved row of 11 rectangle crystals.
Truly a work of Georgian jeweler's art, unsigned, the jewel is either English in origin or quite possibly French. It measures approximately 3" across at the bottom and at the highest point 1 1/2" and was made in year of 1780. The piece is quite weighty and would need fastened onto something to worn in the hair. To wear as a brooch it would need to be on a heavier garment (like they worn in the 18th century) or a blazer lapel. The quartz are all very white and clean and gorgeous.
I purchased it from another RL dealer, who told me she bought it from a well known historical jewelry collector. I bought it to wear for my wedding, as the jewel crown on top pinned into my long veil with a blusher over it, but when those wedding plans didn't pan out, I decided I could sell it but it's so special and rare I don't mind keeping it either because even though Georgian hair jewels do come up to market they are always paste, this is the only one I've found so far that's quartz.
(Box in photo 2 is for display only, jewel will arrive in it's own gold foil jewelry box with silk ribbon)
Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: white, Size: l
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