The Georgian Diamond Solitaire Necklace

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The Georgian Diamond Solitaire Necklace

985.00

Metal: Sterling Silver & 14K Gold

Stone: Rose Cut Diamond (Est. .5 tcw)

Size: .25" diameter

Chain: 14K Gold / 18" long

Era: 1780-1800

What You Should Know: Converted from a Georgian stick pin.

We try really hard to not to play favorites, but sometimes it’s just so plain obvious and we cannot deny it anymore. We almost always choose rose-cut diamonds above all else. The romance that they induce, the play of light refraction, and their shadowy glow- nothing compares.

Rose-cuts date back to the 16th century. They first came into play after a diamond cutter noticed a fallen piece while cleaving a rough diamond into a table cut. This was the first time in cutting history where the transition began from simply polishing and grinding down a stone to actual faceting. By reshaping and adding facets to point cuts and table cuts (the rose’s ancestors), diamond cutters discovered something beautiful. A domed shape surface with a flat bottom with triangular facets across the top. The scintillation rose cuts produce is unique due to its rounded outward profile, but smooth flat base.

By the Georgian Era, rose cuts were all the rage. Rose cuts looked especially spectacular in candlelight. In the mid 1700’s there were many advancements in candle making causing them to be more affordable and to last longer. Diamonds were the new accessory for night time, and the star was the adored rose-cut.

We sourced this pendant from a larger Georgian brooch with the immediate intent to make it into a solitaire necklace. This rose-cut diamond is gorgeous enough to stand on it’s own in a simple design. We didn’t want to ruin the integrity of its beauty, so we left it in it’s original silver setting and strung it on an updated gold chain. And trust us, it’s just as lovely in electricity as candlelight.

 

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