Antique Vintage Georgian Gold Filled GF French Amethyst Paste Foliate Pin Brooch

Antique Vintage Georgian Gold Filled GF French Amethyst Paste Foliate Pin Brooch
Antique Vintage Georgian Gold Filled GF French Amethyst Paste Foliate Pin Brooch
Antique Vintage Georgian Gold Filled GF French Amethyst Paste Foliate Pin Brooch
Antique Vintage Georgian Gold Filled GF French Amethyst Paste Foliate Pin Brooch
Antique Vintage Georgian Gold Filled GF French Amethyst Paste Foliate Pin Brooch

Antique Vintage Georgian Gold Filled GF French Amethyst Paste Foliate Pin Brooch

We have similar Georgian and Amethyst items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Markings: Unmarked, Tested, and Guaranteed.

Gram Weight : 16.8 Grams. Metal Type: Gold Filled over Base Metal. Main Stone Measurements/Color: 20.25 mm long, 24.5 mm wide, Semi-translucent deep purple amethyst hue. Accent Stone Measurements/Color: 1.8 mm to 3.5 mm diameter, Translucent sparkly hue. Stone Treatment: Paste is a manufactured stone.

Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Stone Cuts: Oval Faceted, Mine Cut. Item Measurements: The brooch measures 1.18" long, 1.7" wide, and 0.5 thick. Pin/Brooch Style: Brooch, Lapel Pin, Hat Pin, Scarf Pin, Tie Pin. Closure Type: Pin Stem with Open "C" Clasp.

Convertible to Pendant: Brooch, Lapel Pin, Hat Pin, Scarf Pin, Tie Pin. Notable Features: This pin brooch was handmade during the Georgian era. Composed of gold filled over base metal, the brooch was made in France and features a large purple paste stone and a Rose de France style. The Rose de France style was popular during the Georgian era and usually involved using amethyst stones, particularly those with a lighter purple hue.

The purple paste stone is the focal point of the brooch and is a rich purple in hue similar to amethysts. The stone is also semi-translucent, allowing light to filter through it and illuminate its color while reflecting off its oval cut facets with eye-catching sparkle and shimmer. To keep the stone secure it rests in a gold filled over base metal prong setting, the vibrant gold contrasting beautifully against the deeper hue of the paste. Surrounding the paste, as well as resting above it in gold filled over base metal bezels are clear paste stones, their mine cuts providing addition sparkle when light reflects off the stones at different angles. The outer border, in which some of the clear paste stones sit, is foliate in design, giving it an elegant and sophisticated character.

A pin stem with an open "c" clasp completes the brooch, allowing it to be worn on a variety of accessories, including hats, scarves, and lapels, among many others. A lovely example of Georgian jewelry, this brooch would make an excellent addition to any antique jewelry collection. Don't miss your chance to preserve this piece of cultural history.

This listing is for the item only. The Georgian era is known for its hand-crafted designs, which were heavily influenced by world exploration. A few signatures of this era were high karat gold, cameos, chatelaine accessories, foil-backed stones, rivière necklaces, memento mori, and mourning jewelry, and rose and mine cut diamonds. While the jewelry from this era began to see designs from all over the world, jewelry from abroad was still very expensive to acquire due to sea travel. Between age and difficulty of acquirement, pieces from the Georgian era are amazing and rare historical finds. French jeweler Georges Frédéric Strass created paste as an alternative to diamonds during the Georgian era. Leaded glass was cut and polished with a metallic powder until it shimmered brightly like a diamond in the light. These white diamante or strass stones were wildly popular with the glamorous Parisians, and eventually paste stones were colored to mimic other precious gemstones. Amethysts are a semi-precious variety of quartz that are valued for their varying shades of translucent purple hues. The purple color is derived from iron and other trace element deposits. Throughout antiquity, amethysts were used in religious and royal jewelry and were considered as valuable as rubies, emeralds, and even sapphires. The item "Antique Vintage Georgian Gold Filled GF French Amethyst Paste Foliate Pin Brooch" is in sale since Sunday, January 6, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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Antique Vintage Georgian Gold Filled GF French Amethyst Paste Foliate Pin Brooch


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