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Not Made In India & Not Georgian
by: Anonymous

There are enough pieces like this circulating at antique stores and shows. The material is usually pink low carat gold backing with silver top. The rose cut diamonds are cut in India and the jewelry manufactured in Turkey.

It's made to look like Georgian jewelry, but manufactured even today.
I have seen plenty of Mogul style Indian jewelry, and I can tell for sure that this necklace is not made in India.

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Not the Hope Diamond!
by: Yvonne

Cynthia thanks so much for the extra information about your truly beautiful necklace.

Just as well those antique diamonds do not compare to the HOPE DIAMOND. That blue diamond only brought despair to its owners anyway.

I agree, Your antique diamond necklace does have an exotic flavor, but I wouldn't go as far as the Middle-East...

Diamonds were first discovered in India. India has a long and illustrious history of diamonds and antique india jewelry.
Please see India jewelry at video from Gem Palace in India that can be viewed by pressing on the last link.


best regards
Yvonne Hammouda-Eyre
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Georgian necklace
by: Cynthia

Yvonne:

You asked if the necklace is solid gold 9k. The appraiser took a "scraping" off of the chain only for testing. The cost of the appraisal was $125.

The diamonds are not consistent in color. That, I think is obvious even in the picture. All of the larger diamonds hanging on the ends are foil backed. The little diamonds in the leaves are not, at least I don't think so.

The necklace is very, very dirty. I'm guessing that it sat in a baggie inside a jewelry case for 30-odd years. Who knows where it "lived" before then. We did not want to risk the integrity of the piece by having it cleaned and jeopardize the foil backing.

I've had many antique jewelers look at it, some face-to-face at an antique show, and others I've sent a picture via the internet. Opinions of the piece are all over the place - from Georgian, to early Victorian, to even possibly early 20th century middle eastern. No one can tell me for certain what it is, and I've not been able to find a picture of a comparable necklace.

What is not in dispute is the following: the diamonds are genuine rose cut and crudely cut, it is at least 100 years old, it was hand made (fabricated), there is no hallmark, and all of the parts (except the chain which could have been added at a later date, but who knows) are intact. Past that, I don't know any more about the necklace than when I started my investigation.

Thanks, Yvonne, for the compliment. It's certainly not the Hope Diamond, but lovely in its intricate fabrication. I can just imagine the time it took to make it and the person it was specially made for.

I might have just hit a dead end here.

Regards,

Cynthia




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Georgian Necklace Appraisal
by: Yvonne

Cynthia _ I've uploaded the photo in your original submission. It looks Stunning! What a treasure! It could be a transitional piece. Definitely solid 9ct gold, you say? It looks white gold? Antique diamond cuts, such as the Rose Cut became popular around 1620. They were cut in circles, ovals and elliptical shapes.

Fittings, referring to those parts custom made for the necklace, such as the type of necklace hook attachment can often provide more important clues than the front. Extremely well made fittings usually indicates an expensive piece of jewelry.




Regards
Yvonne Hammouda-Eyre

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Where to upload photo
by: Yvonne

Hi Cynthia, if you look directly underneath the "Tell Us About It" box on Your Favorite Jewelry, you will see the following - Upload A Picture (optional)
You are very welcome to upload an image of the necklace there.

with regards
Yvonne Hammouda-Eyre
www.antique-jewelry-investor.com



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Georgian necklace
by: Cynthia

Thanks, Yvonne, for your comments. Whatever the necklace turns out to be, I won't be disappointed. The necklace is lovely in its own right.

I don't see where I can upload an image of the necklace. Would you be so kind enough to direct me?

Thanks,

Cynthia

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Gold Standard in the UK after 1854
by: Yvonne

Hi Cynthia the photo of the necklace, didn't arrive. You can upload a photo in a follow-up submission. Your necklace is probably early Victorian, made after 1854 - 9ct and 15ct were legalized in 1854 in England. If you are lucky enough to have acquired solid gold Georgian jewelry it will be high carat gold, usually 18ct. In Europe during this time 18ct was also the standard.

Sorry if this is not what you wanted to hear.
with regards
Yvonne Hammouda-Eyre

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