Early Georgian

Early Georgian which combine sparkle with elegance. The favourite motifs- flowers, ribbons and bows- are executed in light and pretty asymmetrical designs using diamonds and coloured stones. Diamonds, now obtainable from Brazil, thanks to the adoption of the rose and brilliant cuts, release more light than ever before, and are set in silver, while gold is reserved for coloured stones only.

Since love was a major preoccupation of eighteenth century society there are many jewels of sentiment, containing the hair of loved ones, decorated with the symbols of Cupid’s quiver, bow and arrows, hearts, hands, turtle doves, snakes and pansies.

Published on: 8 September 2021