Impeccable 18k yellow gold Georgian hand painted watercolor portrait miniature of a beautifully dressed woman. Pendant features diamond decorated ribbon. This piece can be worn either as a brooch or pendant, pin is removable. Ribbon can be strung through center of pendant so it can be worn as a choker - see images for reference.
Some of the earliest pieces in our extensive collection, Georgian era (1700-1837) jewellery is rather rare as many pieces have been re-worked or suffered the fate of refinement in the nearly 200 hundred years since their rise in popularity.
Since at the time everything was illuminated by candles Georgian jewelers combined the use of rose cut diamonds, large colorful gems, foiled back stones, and mixed metal settings with the intended purpose to shine in the flickering candlelight in the elegant rooms of the fashionable wearers.
Much like the Victorians would later adopt, Georgina era jewelry was all about sentimentality. Portrait miniatures, mourning jewellery, and hair jewellery were immensely popular.
Diamonds: Forty-eight (48) pave set, rose cut diamonds measuring approximately from 0.9 mm to 1.8 mm. Diamonds are very old, very fine quality.
Metal: 18k yellow gold, silver overlay on ribbon work.
Dimensions: 6/8" (L) x 1/4" (W) x 1 3/8" (H)