An awakening interest in naturalism heightened Victorian England’s cultural climate and there was a renewed fascination with medieval romanticism. Picturesque Scotland encompassed both aided by Sir Walter Scott’s idealization of the Scotsman illustrated in his writings of George IV’s visit in full Highland regalia in 1822 and Queen Victoria’s purchase of Balmoral castle in 1847. Scottish agate and Scottish jewelry.
An aquamarine and diamond brooch, by Cartier Of floral design, centering a circular-cut aquamarine, highlighted by scalloped brilliant and baguette-cut diamonds, to a baguette-cut diamond stem, mounted in platinum, signed Cartier, French assay mark, brooch length 5.0cm.
An Edwardian Platinum, Diamond and Garnet Brooch. Pierced platinum work in the most delicate detail, set with old-cut and rose-cut diamonds crowns a quintet of two pear, one round and one oval-cut, well-matched, burgundy coloured garnets. 35mm x 30mm. #BelleÉpoque #Edwardian #brooch