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Victorian Demi-Parure With Garnet & Chrysoberyl, ca. 1855


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Victorian Demi-Parure With Garnet & Chrysoberyl, ca. 1855
Victorian Demi-Parure With Garnet & Chrysoberyl, ca. 1855
Description
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The demi-parure, a set of brooch and earrings, was often the most prestigious daytime jewellery owned by a middle-class woman in the Victorian era. The elements of such a set were designed to match each other, but usually not identically. The present brooch consists of intertwined knots of gold, to which is applied a braid of finely wrought gold leaves. Cherry-red garnets and green-yellow chrysoberyl are set here like ripe fruit. The earrings are each worked as a golden oval. An arrangement of branches and leaves supports a drop-shaped garnet here, flanked by golden garlands. The naturalistic elements are typical for jewellery of the 1850s. The fine set was made in Britain, as its design and choice of materials suggest. The combination of cherry red almandine garnet and yellowish green chrysoberyl is typically Victorian. In addition to the striking colour contrast of the two stones, their common locality also led to the popularity of this combination, as both stones were recovered from the rich mines of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), which had been a British crown colony since 1803. The set is very nicely preserved. It is lightly crafted and thus comfortable to wear for long periods of time.
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Victorian Demi-Parure With Garnet & Chrysoberyl, ca. 1855
Golden Autumn
€ 2,490.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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