Georgian Pink Topaz Cross Pendant Brooch with Pearl and Turquoise

The Georgian Era saw quite a few upheavals in fashion and culture in its 100 + year history. Topaz was a popular gemstone throughout the era, along with garnets, emeralds, rubies, pearls, and turquoise. Crosses and crucifixes were also in favor. Many gemstones were still foil-backed while Old Mine cut diamonds were just beginning to be open-backed. The end of this era saw intricate designs with metal smiths using twisted gold wire in foliate designs called cannetille work, this was a style choice made to make the piece pop with just one glance. This beautiful cross is an excellent example of this craftsmanship. Gemstones were worn by the upper echelons of society, and primarily by royalty. Ladies of the time would wear a suite of matching jewelry. If a lady was to wear this cross as a pendant, she’d likely have matching earrings with dangling pink topaz and a bracelet as well.

This Georgian antique gold cross pendant and brooch was handcrafted in England around 1820. This breathtaking piece showcases skillful gold smith work with six lively pink topaz stones accented with four turquoises and four creamy white pearls. This regal 15 karat gold cross measures 55.5 x 36 mm and it weighs 8.5 grams. It has been acid tested.

This breathtaking cross shows off goldsmith skills that can only be found in Georgian Era jewelry. It’s a collector’s piece and when worn, it has bragging rights.

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Item ID: CSA22961VA



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