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Georgian Period Jewelry74 of 83Georgian/Victorian chatelaine rosary egg box or timber holderVictorian flower gold-silver rose cut diamonds earrings
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Posted 4 years ago

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Agram.m
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As I know these very beautyful enameled earrings are from the Georgian periode (also from around 1800-1850, an antique jeweler told me even earlier from the end of 1700). The enamel is blue and white. and each has also 3 seedpearls. They have a fine rose/red stone. I think it might be an Almandine Garnet but also be a Tourmaline of a Rubin.
Have you any idea what kind of stone this can be? Please inform me?

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  1. johanna, 4 years ago
    Hi love the earrings i have a brooch nearly the same as these earrings or mine could be earrings as it has been joined at the back.I was told by a jeweler that the stones are burmese rubies. I have a picture of this on my show and tell. It has now been sold .It is 14 ct or 18ct gold not sure. has assay marks inside 1 of the leaves but very worn and tiny.have yours any assay marks on them?Mine was purchased from a fine estate in denmark as i thought the colours of enamel maybe patriotic?
  2. Agram.m Agram.m, 4 years ago
    Hi Johanna,

    Thanks for your comment. No, my earrings have no hallmarks.I'am very curious to see your similar brooch. Where can I see it or how do I reache you? Please inform me??
  3. Yohanna Yohanna, 4 years ago
    Hi if you look under show and tell for yohanna these are in my collection of sconvirke jewelrey. Jo.
  4. comptoir-des-dentelles comptoir-des-dentelles, 3 years ago
    fantastic antique earings,love them ....
  5. comptoir-des-dentelles comptoir-des-dentelles, 3 years ago
    and stone can be a grenat ,as they were fashionnable at this period
  6. Agram.m Agram.m, 3 years ago
    Thanks for your comment. I think you are right is is an Almandine Garnet, very much used in the period.
  7. Agram.m Agram.m, 3 years ago
    Thanks ThereseD!
  8. TeresaD TeresaD, 3 years ago
    They look like someThing I would definiTely have in my collecTion if I come across Them
  9. Agram.m Agram.m, 3 years ago
    TeresaD,
    I'm very curious, this is very interesting, please let me know.
  10. Stillwater Stillwater, 2 years ago
    They're almost certainly almandine or pyrope garnets, like you said. Deffinitely not rubies
  11. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    Where did you get all your knowledge of antique jewelry, this question intrigates me, because you know a lot of this item. And how long are you intested in this subject?
  12. Stillwater Stillwater, 2 years ago
    Well, my parents dealt antiques all of their lives, and my mother specialized in jewelry. My whole life I was exposed to vintage/antique jewelry, seeing her wear it, seeing it in our store, seeing her bring it home, so I eventually acquired a little curiousity. When I started dealing antiques myself, I realized that I was making most of my money with jewelry, and that inspired me to study and research as much as I could, so I could sell it better. Learning so much about jewelry, I grew very fond of it and even started a little collection of my own, and thats where I am today : ]
  13. Agram.m Agram.m, 2 years ago
    Thanks in sharing this nice story and now I understand your great vision on antique jewelry. There is a proverb here translated: You eat this knowledge with a soup spoon. An it is very good of you to share your knowledge so we can learn a lot of you!
  14. Stillwater Stillwater, 2 years ago
    Aww thank you Agram, thats so sweet of you to say : ] Your words warm my heart <3

    I like that proverb, I do feel like I'm eating knowledge with a big spoon sometimes!
  15. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    Moonstonelover21 and DrFluffy thank you both for loving

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