The Georgian era is a period in British history from 1714 to c. 1830–37, named after the Hanoverian kings George I, George II, George III and George IV. A couple of the characteristics which give us a hint that a piece of jewelry falls into the era are: closed back settings and foiled gems.
Crosses have been worn as testaments to ones faith for centuries, and it was popular for Noblewomen to accessorize with jeweled crosses to show how devout they were. The cross pendants could be worn on a chain or pinned to a ribbon at the throat. Sometimes they were attached to a bale at the base of another brooch.
This treasure from the past is set in 18 karat yellow gold, with incredible repousse work on the reverse, five bright green foiled back natural emeralds and six rose cut diamonds, all with closed backs. Beautifully crafted, and in spectacular condition, it is truly a piece worthy of a museum collection!
Dimensions: 60mm x 35mm
Weight: 15.7 grams
Materials: Gold, emerald, rose cut diamonds
Metal: 18K yellow gold
Condition: Excellent antique condition