Anyway, this ring, circa 1800 and from England or Italy, is an example of this historic love for masquerades. It depicts an enameled, masked face, with rose-cut diamond eyes and a border of even more rose-cut diamonds set in silver on gold. The back of the ring is beautifully fashioned in the shape of a shell.
A Georgian Topaz and Gemset Pendant/Brooch, circa 1830. The stylised cannetille cross set to the centre with foil-backed pink topaz with gem-set and half-pearl detail, length 3.5cm. #Georgian #brooch #pendant