18th Century Jewelry

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georgian_wedding_band jewelry designer Erica Weiner finds vintage and antique items and makes them modern. Erica recently opened her own shop in NYC where she sells her own designs and antique jewelry.

Catherine the Great Emerald Cameo - portrait cameo executed on an emerald of Colombian origin in the late 18th century, probably during the reign of Catherine the Great between 1762 to 1796.

Catherine the Great - a cameo of the great Empress carved into an enormous emerald which is part of the Russian Crown Jewels in the Kremlin Diamond Fund in Moscow. carved emerald, unique and huge!

1760 French Necklet at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London - This would have been closed by two ribbons attached to the loops on either side.

Necklet

1760 French Necklet at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London - Diamonds and sapphires with small hanging bird charm. This would have been closed by two ribbons attached to the loops on either side.

A blue paste brooch/pendant, 3rd quarter of the 18th century. Designed as a bow-knot with stylised floral accents and giardinetto surmount, suspending a detachable floral and foliate pendant, terminating in a further detachable pear-shaped swing drop, set throughout with variously shaped blue paste, all in closed-back settings, two paste and centrepiece of pear-shaped swing drop deficient, later brooch fitting, length 10.0cm., cased by W. Phillips, 492 & 494 Oxford Street, W.

A blue paste brooch/pendant, quarter of the century. Designed as a bow-knot with stylised floral accents and giardinetto surmount, suspending a detachable floral and foliate pendant, terminating in a further detachable pear-shaped swing drop, set

Skull and Crossbones Cravat stick pin, France, 18thC, Pin gold, tibia gold black enamel and four quartz or topaz rose cut, skull ivory cabochon ruby eyes. Les Arts Decoratifs

Skull and Crossbones Cravat Stick Pin / France Century / gold, tibia gold black enamel and four quartz or topaz rose cut, skull ivory cabochon ruby eyes / Les Arts Decoratifs

Hair pin, mid 18th Century, Gold, silver, steel, cut diamond and rubies, Russia (c) State Hermitage Museum

Sankt Persburg, State Hermitage Museum - the Gold and Diamond Rooms: ancient Western European and Russian masterpieces of jewelry art

Topaz and Rock Crystal Bodice Ornament, circa 1770. This bodice ornament is composed of a bow and a symmetrical arrangement of flowers. The large coloured stones are golden-yellow topaz, sometimes described as 'sherry topaz'. There was a massive export of topaz and other stones from the Portugese territory of Brazil in the eighteenth century. VAM

Bodice ornament

A diamond necklace, third quarter of the 18th century.

A diamond necklace, third quarter of the century. photo Bonhams The central interlaced ribbon bow suspending a drop-shaped pendant, be.

An early 18th century citrine, topaz and diamond brooch  The large central cushion shaped citrine within an topaz openwork floral surround, with rose-cut diamond point detail, mounted in silver with coloured foil backs

An early century citrine, topaz and diamond brooch The large central cushion shaped citrine within an topaz openwork floral surround, with rose-cut diamond point detail, mounted in silver with coloured foil backs

Necklace, 1730-1760, Germany, Pyrites (commonly known as marcasites), enamel and silver. Necklace of enamelled plaques in imitation of turquoises with marcasite borders set in silver. The enamel plaques are set with removable wires, making it possible to interchange them. | Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Necklace

Necklace of enamelled plaques in imitation of turquoises with marcasite borders set in silver, probably made in Germany, Pyrites (commonly known as marcasites), enamel and silver.

Bodice ornament, England, Britain (probably, made) ca. 1760 (made)  Materials and Techniques: Rock crystals and paste (glass) with foiled settings in silver. This jewel would have decorated the front of a bodice from the neckline to just below the waist. It was known as a stomacher. The faceted rock crystal and glass stones have a foil set behind them to increase their sparkle. They are cut to resemble rose-cut diamonds.

Bodice ornament

Stomacher England, 1760 Rock crystals and paste with foiled settings in silver. The faceted rock crystal and glass stones have a foil set behind them to increase their sparkle and are cut to resemble rose-cut diamonds. The Victoria & Albert Museum

Pin with a Portrait of Catherine II  Gold, silver, cut diamonds, bone, rock crystal, miniature; chased, polished and painted. 1.7-7.9 cm  Russia. St Petersburg. Late 18th century (c) State Hermitage Museum

Pin with image of Catherine the Great. Images © The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg.

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