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This Georgian pendant crafted in silver with an 18K yellow gold back has four rose cut diamonds set on foil cascading straight to your heart in the increasing shapes of a circle, to an oval, a pear and an inverted pear representing a heart. If that's not enough as a display of sincere devotion, you're in for an extra treat with the charming diamond-encrusted bow sprouting from the oval diamond and the rose cuts as sunbeams around the suspending heart.
Antique jewelry object group: pendant
Condition: excellent condition
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Country of origin: Although it does not carry any legible control marks we believe this to be of northwestern European origin (Dutch/Belgian)
Style: Georgian - Georgian style is the name given in most English-speaking countries to the set of styles current between 1720 and 1840. It is eponymous for the first four British monarchs of the House of Hanover—George I of Great Britain, George II of Great Britain, George III of the United Kingdom, and George IV of the United Kingdom—who reigned in continuous succession from August 1714 to June 1830.
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Period: ca. 1820
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Source of inspiration: Love and romance
Theme: Heart - The heart has long been used as a symbol to refer to the spiritual, emotional, moral, and in the past also intellectual core of a human being. As the heart was once widely believed to be the seat of the human mind, the word heart continues to be used poetically to refer to the soul, and stylized depictions of hearts are extremely prevalent symbols representing love. (from: Wikipedia)
Material: Silver on top and backed with 18K yellow gold (see explanation on silver on gold).
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Technique: The rose cuts are set on foil. This is a special technique that was used to bring the lustre of the diamonds to its best quality.
The pendant features a gold loop and back, whilst the rest of it is executed in silver. This technique, called silver on gold, is quite common in pieces from that era. This practice stems from the fact that silver is the best material to enhance the natural sparkle and fire in the diamonds, whilst the gold prevents the wearer’s skin and clothes from tarnishing once the silver starts to oxidate.
Diamonds: One big, three medium and 39 smaller rose cut diamonds . We do not have the weight of the diamonds which is normal in our trade when it comes to rose cuts.
Note: All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since the stones were not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April.
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Hallmarks: No trace.
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Dimensions: height 5,34 cm (2,10 inch)
Weight: 7,80 gram (5,02 dwt)
Reference Nº: 14170-0018
Copyright photography: Adin, fine antique jewelry
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