Georgian Jewellery

The Georgian period (1714- 1830) incorporates the reign of the George I, II, III and IV, and as with the Victorian period, encompasses certain styles and designs both from Britain and places like France and Italy.

Jewellery was still handcrafted in this era, and no Georgian jewellery will be assayed and stamped, and there are no maker's marks. This didn't take place until the 1900's. Labour intensive metal work is a highlight of this period, usually in silver or yellow gold. Types of metalwork of this period include repoussé and cannetille. Diamonds were used heavily in the early Georgian period but rubies, sapphires and garnets were popular alternatives during the later years.