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18th Century Jewelry

Yes, eighteenth (18th) century jewelry exists outside of museums and is available for sale at The Three Graces. Georgian jewelry has a history like no other, each with it's secret story to tell and each looking for a new caretaker. Pieces in silver and gold with diamonds, gemstone or semi-precious gemstones are often set closed backed in rub over settings. Early diamond cuts such as the rose cut or old mine or cushion cuts are all featured. Earrings often still retain their back-to-front ear wires. Ribbons, bows and garlands were favored motifs with opulence and over-the-top grandeur on display until around 1790. At that time, neoclassicism replaced the decadence of the earlier decades. Cleaner lines, symmetry, use of enamels and sentimental jewelry all held favor.