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1714-1830
The Georgian era spanned the reigns of the first four Hanoverian Kings of England Georges I, II, III and IV and is broken into the Palladian, Early and late Georgian periods. It was a period of change which saw a rise in social and cultural awareness.
George I
George II
George III
George IV
The foundations of the burgeoning British Empire were laid during the Georgian period. Representatives abroad were encouraged to build British strongholds overseas through the development of political power and private wealth.
The Georgian period was a watershed moment as printing evolved and books became widely available. Literacy improved dramatically and newspapers were established along Fleet Street. The arts blossomed, style gradually became lighter and colours softer until eventually it evolved to become Regency. The delicacy and harmony associated with Georgian style reflects the mood of the time: romantic, poetic and pretty.
The focus on high art and architecture was influenced in part by the Grand Tour around Europe – a seasonal custom for the Upper Classes. There is a clear influence of Oriental art and architecture with references to the exotic indicating wealth and cultural breadth. People went as far as importing wallpaper, laquerwork, porcelain and fans from the Far East to incorporate into elegant interiors.
A fascinating showcase of the development of Georgian architecture can be found at the Geffrye Museum in London. Another visit worth making is to the Sir John Soane’s Museum in Lincoln’s Inn Fields. He held an open house for students of the Royal Academy to access his extensive collection which soon became known as an Academy of Architecture.

Repoussé Galore

Repoussé, meaning ‘pushed back’ was a technique used to give shape and detail by hammering on the reverse of a piece of jewellery. Each piece was handcrafted; the back of a piece of well made Georgian jewellery will look almost as good as the front.

Georgian Repousse

Georgian Gems

Garnets, pearls, turquoise, amethyst and roughly hewn diamonds were all popular. Setters used foil backing so light could dance through roughly hewn stones.

Georgian Gemstones

Naturalistic Designs

Distinguishing features of Georgian Jewellery are flowers, insects, birds and feathers.

Georgian Naturalistic

The Rise of the Diamond

In the first half of the 18th century the demand for white stones grew. Diamonds were cut with increasing sophistication and the period saw the introduction of the ‘brilliant’ and ‘rose’ cut. Paste, rock crystal and marcasite were used as colourless alternatives to diamonds. Paste was worn across the board.

In the Early 19th century Napoleon’s coronation crown set with cameo’s started a craze for cameo brooches and earrings.

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  • Georgian Diamond Cluster Ring

    £3,500
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  • Berlin Iron Bracelet

    £3,500
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  • Regency 18ct Gold Micro Mosaic Earrings of Birds & Butterflies

    £2,950
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  • Georgian 18ct Gold Seal With Carnelian Intaglio

    £1,500
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  • Georgian 18ct Gold Seal With Oval Carnelian Intaglio

    £1,275
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  • Georgian 9ct Gold, Flat Cut Garnet & Natural Seed Pearls Necklace

    £2,500
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  • Georgian 18ct Gold, Emerald & Ruby Earrings

    £1,875
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  • Georgian 18ct Gold, Ruby & Emerald Pendant

    £1,875
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  • Georgian 15ct Gold Hand Tie Pin Set With an Emerald

    £675
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  • Georgian 18ct Gold Seal With Foxes Heads & an Amethyst Base

    £375
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  • Georgian Sapphire & Diamond Ring

    £3,950
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  • Georgian Gold Cased & Black Enamel Watch Key

    £125
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  • Georgian 18ct Gold, Sapphire & Rose Diamond Ring

    £3,500
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  • Georgian Silver & Flat Cut Almandine Garnet Bracelet

    £2,250
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  • Georgian “Grand Tour” Ring of Carved Lava Heads

    £1,875
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  • Georgian 18ct Gold Memorial Ring Set With Turquoise

    £1,275
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  • Georgian Silver & Gold, Paste Pear Shaped Drop Earrings

    £1,875
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  • Georgian 18ct Gold Mourning Ring Dated 1727

    £2,250
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  • Georgian Foiled Amandine Garnet Cluster Ring

    £975
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  • Georgian Diamond & Emerald Oval Cluster Ring

    £2,250
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  • Georgian Gold, Almandine Garnet & Natural Split Pearls Ring

    £975
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  • Georgian Gold Cased Seal with Chalcedony Intaglio Base

    £375
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  • Victorian 18ct Gold Cameo Brooch in Original Case of Corinne

    £2,250
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  • Georgian Jasper & 9ct Gold Seal

    £675
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  • French Regency St Esprit Necklace Set With Diamonds, Opals & Rubies

    £3,500
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  • French Regency 18ct Gold Rose Earrings Set With Opals & Rose Diamonds

    £1,275
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  • French 18ct Gold & Enamel Regency Bracelet

    £2,500
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  • Georgian 18ct Gold Long Drop Earrings

    £4,950
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  • Georgian Small Gold Cased Seal With Bloodstone Intaglio

    £195
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  • Georgian Emerald & Diamond Dove on an 18ct Gold Shank Ring

    £2,950
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  • 18ct Gold Stuart Heart & Crown Rock Crystal Ring

    £2,500
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  • 15ct Gold Aquamarine & Rose Diamond Ring

    £1,500
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  • Georgian Gold, Bristol Blue Glass, Natural Split Pearl & Diamond Oval Ring

    £2,950
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  • Georgian Silver, Garnet & Paste Brooch

    £675
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  • Georgian Gold Cased Seal with Carnelian Base

    £150
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  • Georgian En Tremblant 18ct Gold Hairpin, in original case

    £2,500
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  • Georgian Gold Cased Seal With Chalcedony Base

    £295
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  • Regency 15ct Gold Turquoise & Pearl Ring

    £975
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  • Georgian Tiny 15ct Gold Seal with Amethyst Base with Monogram

    £175
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  • Georgian 15ct Gold & Sample Agate Bracelet

    £1,875
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  • Regency 15ct Gold & Opal Five Stone Ring

    £1,275
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  • William 1V 18ct Gold & Natural Bouton Pearl Ring

    £1,875
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  • Pair Berlin Iron Bracelets

    £3,500
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  • Georgian Gold Cased Seal With Grey Chalcedony Base with “M L” Monogram

    £250
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  • Georgian 15ct Gold, Garnet & Natural Split Pearl Ring

    £975
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  • Georgian Silver & Paste Triple Drop Brooch

    £675
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  • Georgian 15ct Gold, Topaz & Emerald Tie Pin

    £450
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  • Georgian Silver & Coloured Paste Tie Pin of a Bug

    £250
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  • Georgian 18ct Gold Cased Seal With Rock Crystal Base With Dog & Pheasant Intaglio

    £675
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  • Georgian Gold Cased Seal With a Carnelian Base With Monogram “A E”

    £295
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  • Georgian 18ct Gold Cased Seal With Grey Chalcedony Base With “Entre Nous” Engraved

    £375
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  • Georgian 18ct Gold Cased Seal With Carnelian Base With Monogram “J W W”

    £375
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  • Regency 18ct Gold Ruby, Natural Split Pearl & Amethyst Pendant & Brooch

    £1,875
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  • Georgian Gold Blue Glass & Paste Firmament Ring

    £1,875
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  • Georgian Gold & Agate Butterfly Brooch

    £975
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  • Late Georgian 15ct Gold & Turquoise Heart Shaped “Forget Me Not” Pendant

    £675
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  • Early 19th Century 15ct Gold & Natural Split Pearl Swiss Enamel Brooch of Children Playing With a Dog

    £1,875
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  • Georgian Gold & Flat Cut Garnet, Maltese Cross Pendant & Brooch

    £2,250
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  • Regency 15ct Gold & Turquoise “Forget Me Not” Ring

    £675
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  • Regency Two Colour 15ct Gold Seal With “Mary” Engraved on a Citrine Base

    £675
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