Beautiful English Georgian 15ct 15K Rose Gold Almandine Garnet Rock Crystal Mourning Brooch Locket. Wedding Bridal Jewellery. Romantic Gift.
An absolutely stunning antique Georgian 15 carat rose gold mourning brooch, set with 24 beautiful almandine garnets. The brooch has a clear crystal domed gallery window in the centre – highly likely to be rock crystal. This can be very carefully taken out and opened, then a photograph, or lock of hair may be inserted if desired. I have added a picture of a Georgian lady to show how pretty it looks (and will include this) but I think it looks beautiful and understated just as it is.
The brooch belonged to my Mother and was given to her over 40 years ago. It is not marked for gold, but this is not unusual for jewellery as old as this. It has been professionally tested as 15ct gold.
There are a couple of nibbles to the outer edges of the crystal, which are commensurate with age and are virtually unnoticeable with the naked eye. The brooch fastens with a simple C clasp which is secure. The only thing of note is that one of the garnets must have fallen out in the distant past (not during the time we have owned it) and this has been glued back in again, as there are signs of glue around one stone when viewed through a loupe. I do believe it is the original stone, but the glue has slightly changed the colour of it and made it appear a little lighter than the others (see final photo). This minor imperfection does not in any way detract from its immense charm. It is such a delightful and charming piece.
Measures 34mm x 25mm
Highly collectable and sought after.
in Excellent Condition for well over 200 years old!
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