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Georgian Emerald, Ruby, Diamond & Topaz Giardinetti Brooch

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A beautiful and rare Giardinetti brooch (Italian for garden brooch) that was made circa 1750. This Georgian Giardinetti brooch is set with diamonds, rubies, topaz and emeralds in silver. Giardinetti pieces were first made in Italy in the late 17th century, designed as bouquets of flowers. They are symbols of love and were given as love tokens.

Written by Olly Gerrish


Ollys Pick

I really love this rare little brooch!

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1 emerald chipped
Later brooch fitting




Silver DiamondEmeraldRuby


Unmarked, tested to silver


Height 1¼ in / 3.2 cm
Width 1¼ in / 3.2 cm
Emeralds approx total weight 4 carats
Rubies approx total weight 37 points
Diamonds approx total weight 25 points

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