|Georgian 18K Gold Amethyst Parure|
|King George IV|
On the left is King George IV notice his fancy clothing and over the top ornamentation? Can you imagine Prince Charles wearing all those jewels and huge Satin Bows on his shoulders?
What else do you need to know about Georgian jewelry?
But, I can tell you that this period of a hundred and 15 years had "...great strides in science and world exploration, the advent of rail travel and a changing role for women in society created the perfect backdrop for the creation of the magnificent jewelry we call Georgian." Nice huh, so poetic.
|Versailles Rococo Masterpiece|
A Small Sample of Marie Antoinette's Jewels
Fancy with highly complicated designs heavily decorative with asymmetrical gems set elaborately as possible in gold. Often with bows, tear drop shaped dangling stones, and chandelier earrings. The fancy name for 3 pear shaped dangling stones in the style of a chandelier is called girandole pronounced (Jeer-in-dole). Bows, leaves, and and three tear drops is the most common design from this era.
|Rose cut diamonds|
Also Georgian stones may have foil around the edges. This was meant to compliment the stones by glow of candlelight.
Like in these earrings pictured bellow. Gold and amethyst made in Spain, these gorgeous earrings come apart in three pieces. You can wear the tops alone, wear the tops and bottoms, or go full on diva and wear them full length.
These Georgian earrings are from my personal collection.