Price guide to Georgian diamond flower brooches. Flowers were popular motifs during the Georgian era. Georgian flower brooches can be quite rare as many items of jewelry were either melted down or disassembled to reuse in more modern pieces. However, those that do survive are extremely beautiful and well suited to the table-cut, rose cut, and old mine cut diamonds. Georgian diamonds were often set in silver to enhance the stone. Due to the cut, Georgian diamonds are not as bright as modern ones thus giving them their own charm.
A late 18th century diamond flower brooch
Designed as a flowerhead in full bloom, set throughout with cushion-shaped and rose-cut diamonds, closed back settings throughout, mounted in silver, cushion-shaped diamonds approx. 4.15cts total, later brooch fitting, length 5.0cm. Sold for £6,875 inc. premium at Bonhams in 2017 A LATE 18TH / EARLY 19TH CENTURY DIAMOND AIGRETTE
Modelled as a spray of wheat sheaves and various flowers, set throughout with old-cut diamonds, mounted en tremblant, and tied by a similarly-set ribbon swag, closed-set in silver and gold, circa 1800, 10.5cm, in antique case. Sold for GBP 33,750 at Christies in 2016 Rare Antique Georgian Diamond Brooch 10k Gold 22 grams Sold for $3,250 at US Asset Fortfeiture & Seizures Inc in 2018 LATE GEORGIAN DIAMOND BOUQUET BROOCH Designed as a floral spray of rose or OMC diamonds, approx. .50 ct. TW, in silver-topped yellow gold. Ca. 1840. 2″. 6 dwt. In original fitted Lambert box. With detachable brooch armature. Sold for $1,500 at Rago Arts and Auction Center in 2017 A Georgian En Tremblant Diamond Floral Brooch Georgian, c. 1790-1820, French, silver with gold top on the impressive En Tremblant diamond brooch comprised of four elements, featuring rose cut diamonds weighing approximately 5.50 total carat weight set in a floral spray brooch, typically worn on the shoulder; original box and brooch can be broken down into 4 smaller brooches with original screw pin backs and hair piece finding, 43 grams. Sold for $4,750 at Alex Cooper in 2017 Diamond aigrette, 1750s
Decorated to the centre with a crenelated building under siege, encircled by foliate sprays with plume surmount and tassel pendants, set with foil back rose diamonds, later brooch fitting to reverse, associated 18th century case, four small rose diamonds deficient, one diamond paste replacement. The current Aigrette is unusual for its depiction of a crenelated building under siege, and is probably a depiction of the sack of Constantinople in 1204, which marked the culmination of the Fourth Crusade. It was to mark the end of the schism between the Western and Eastern Churches, which had begun with the massacre of the Roman Catholic inhabitants of Constantinople by the Eastern Orthodox population in 1182 and marked a great turning point in Medieval history by the Crusaders’ decision to attack the world’s largest Christian city. Ultimately it was to significantly reduce the power of the Byzantium Empire and was to accelerate the final collapse of Christendom in the East and the rise of Islam. Sold for 25,000 GBP at Sothebys in 2017