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    Posted 5 years ago

    Peasejean55
    (492 items)

    I bought this brooch recently, I received it today. I was excited about it (hoping the stones were Diamonds) alas they are paste. All the signs are it is a Georgian brooch with typical hinge, C clasp and very long pin. I tested the gold and it tested more than 14 ct gold but not 18ct gold, so from this I believe the brooch is 15ct gold. The stones are set in silver, with separate settings has you can see from the back. All in all it is a pretty brooch. My question is, do you also think this brooch is Georgian.
    Many thanks for looking.

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    Comments

    1. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Beautiful paste crescent! Not deceptive at all, they are now very sought after :-)

      Georgian era going from 1713 to 1830, I won't say your brooch is Georgian, but rather Victorian around 1860 :-)

      There is a hole in bottom (pic 2) to screw a hair pin in it, often with a trembler system, these paste stones glitter furiously!

      http://www.professionaljeweler.com/archives/articles/1998/feb98/0298v1.html
    2. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 5 years ago
      Thanks kyra, the brooch was sold for the 1890s. You say the tiny hole was for a pin which you could use for a hair ornament, I think would have looked lovely. The stones has you say are extremely glittery. Thanks for your help.
    3. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      See my swallow mounted on this kind of trembler hair pin :-)

      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/148396-19th-century-diamond-birdie-swallow-pi
    4. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      A little about paste jewellery (so much to say!):
      http://lisakramervintage.com/victorian-edwardian-art-deco-paste-jewelry/
    5. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      It is very beautiful!!! Love when the stones are silver set, and as Kyra says paste is very sought after.....and especially "black dot" paste!!!
    6. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 5 years ago
      Crescent is very popular Victorian motif. I'm wondering about the hair pain attachment. I thought the brooch backing would also screw off if it converted. Does it have a thread in hole Jean?
    7. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 5 years ago
      Hi kyra, thanks for your links, they are very interesting.
    8. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 5 years ago
      TassieDevil, thanks for your comment, unfortunately this brooch doesn't have the black dots, so I suspect it is either, Victorian, or Edwardian.
    9. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 5 years ago
      Hi Jewels1900, there is a thread in the hole. You say the brooch backing should screw off, I've tried it and it doesn't, I'm probably doing it wrong.
    10. Jewels1900 Jewels1900, 5 years ago
      Hi Jean, from the photos, it doesn't look like the pin screws off but I'd usually expect it to if it converted. As far as I can recall (& it's been a while since I looked at any jewels like this) all the ones I've seen, the pins did screw off.

      With this one in particularly, if it did convert to a hair piece, you'd see the pin and it wouldn't look right. But clearly something screwed in there and a hair piece would be the most logical option.
    11. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Not all versatile jewellery have the brooch system unscrewing... something less to be lost!
    12. Bluboi Bluboi, 5 years ago
      Hi Jean, Lovely brooch. I would agree with Victorian.

      I have a Victorian crescent moonstone and diamond brooch that converts to a hair ornament. Here are some photos:

      brooch and hair pin:
      http://photos.imageevent.com/bluboi/fine/Victorian%20moonstone%20pin%20w%20hair%20clip.jpg

      side view showing screw attachment. the pin mechanism comes off:
      http://photos.imageevent.com/bluboi/fine/Victorian%20moonstone%20pin_mechanism2.jpg

      back view showing screw:
      http://photos.imageevent.com/bluboi/fine/Victorian%20moonstone%20pin_mechanism3.jpg

      Here is a necklace where the centerpiece detaches and can be screwed onto a hair pin:

      http://photos.imageevent.com/bluboi/fine/French%20diamond%20necklace_front.jpg

      http://photos.imageevent.com/bluboi/fine/French%20diamond%20necklace_back.jpg
    13. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Bluboi, thank you for your documentation!


    14. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 5 years ago
      Hi bluboi, thanks for your links, very informative, I appreciate your help.
    15. davyd286, 5 years ago
      Are the pinched silver mounts actually holding the paste stones or do the stones sit on top?
    16. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 5 years ago
      Hi davyd, yes they are holding the paste stones.
    17. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      This kind of setting is in the manner of Georgian jewellery, but the clue for Victorian is the open back (Georgians were closed back with foil!).
      :-)
    18. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 5 years ago
      Thanks kyra, I'm now putting this brooch as solved :-)
    19. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 5 years ago
      Many thanks
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    20. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
      Many thanks

      Trey

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