A Georgian Beryl And Diamond Cross Brooch
A Georgian beryl and diamond cross brooch, in the form of a stylised Latin cross set with ten faceted colourless beryls coloured with pink foil backs, surrounded by rose-cut diamonds, all set in silver with a silver brooch fitting and a detachable silver fleur-de-lis pendant loop fitting, probably Iberian circa 1780, measuring approximately 7.8 x 5cm, gross weight 28.1 grams. This Brooch/pendant is in very good condition. Unmarked, tested as silver, with 18ct gold details on the loop.
An ornate and beautiful cross pendant and brooch. This piece features a detailed Latin cross set with ten faceted beryl stones. The beryls are colourless, but they each have a pink foil back to give them bright colour. This technique was commonly used in the Georgian era to enhance and change the colour of stones. Surrounding the beryls and set into the outline of the cross are glinting rose-cut diamonds which complement the central stones beautifully. This piece has a detachable brooch fitting and can be worn as a pendant, suspended from a chain or a ribbon.
Should you choose to make this purchase we would be delighted to send it to you in a Bentley & Skinner handmade leather case packed in a giftwrapped Bentley & Skinner black and gold presentation box. Shortly afterwards we will send you on a complimentary valuation of this item for insurance purposes for your reference and safekeeping.