Gold Brooch Carats

Garnet & topaz brooch Georgian 18 carat gold circa 1820s 6.36cts quality ccte

Garnet & topaz brooch Georgian 18 carat gold circa 1820s 6.36cts quality ccte
Garnet & topaz brooch Georgian 18 carat gold circa 1820s 6.36cts quality ccte
Garnet & topaz brooch Georgian 18 carat gold circa 1820s 6.36cts quality ccte
Garnet & topaz brooch Georgian 18 carat gold circa 1820s 6.36cts quality ccte
Garnet & topaz brooch Georgian 18 carat gold circa 1820s 6.36cts quality ccte

Garnet & topaz brooch Georgian 18 carat gold circa 1820s 6.36cts quality ccte
DATE/MARK: There is no hallmark however we have acid tested the brooch. And in our opinion it is 18 carat gold. DIMENSIONS: The length of the brooch is 41.5mm Approx. The width of the brooch is 30.7mm Approx. Garnet: 6.36 carats Approx.

The weight of the brooch is 10.3 grams Approx. Wonderful Victorian Garnet & topaz brooch.

This is a gorgeous brooch set in 18 carat gold. This stunning brooch has a fabulous ornate chase work design with folded gold and a matte finish. Chase work was very labour intensive and was accomplished by a master goldsmith. While repousse is used to work on the reverse of the metal to form a raised design on the front, chasing is used to refine the design on the front of the work by sinking the metal. The term chasing is derived from the noun "chase", which refers to a groove, furrow, channel or indentation.

The adjectival form is "chased work". The techniques of repousse and chasing utilise the plasticity of metal, forming shapes by degrees. There is no loss of metal in the process, as it is stretched locally and the surface remains continuous.

The process is relatively slow, but a maximum of form is achieved, with one continuous surface of sheet metal of essentially the same thickness. The brooch is set with an emerald cut garnet in the centre with six round faceted garnet around the edge.

It is also set with sixteen round cut yellow topaz that with a wonderful soft yellow colouring. The pin and catch are in good condition and looks beautiful on.

There is no hallmark however we have acid tested the brooch and in our opinion it is 18 carat gold. Alison Chapman, as seen on ITV's Dickinson's Real Deal and Secret Dealers!

The item "Garnet & topaz brooch Georgian 18 carat gold circa 1820s 6.36cts quality ccte" is in sale since Thursday, December 12, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "alison_chapman" and is located in Hythe.

This item can be shipped worldwide.

  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
  • Gold Quality: 18Carat
  • Type: Brooch/ Pin
  • Sub-Type: Not Applicable
  • Metal: Yellow Gold
  • Designer: Antique
  • Ring Size: n/a
  • Main Gemstone: Garnet
  • Antique: Yes
  • Era: Georgian (Pre-1837)
  • Jewellery Department: Fine


Garnet & topaz brooch Georgian 18 carat gold circa 1820s 6.36cts quality ccte