Later Georgian

Later Georgian includes that of the Napoleonic Empire and Regency England illustrates the return to classical principles.

Cameos and intaglios are mounted in severely geometric, symmetrical designs often outlined in royal blue enamel. Similarly to enhance their white brilliance, diamonds are surrounded by coloured stones, or contrasted with bright enamels. Whereas these were worn on formal occasions, there is a large range of more light hearted decorative daytime jewellery.

Sentiment remains an important theme with locks of hair and miniatures enclosed in pendants, rings and bracelets identified by monograms

Published on: 7 September 2021