GEORGIAN PERIOD 1714-1830

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The Georgian period featured jewellery designs incorporating motifs from nature such as flowers, leaves, insects and birds. Brooches shaped as sunbursts, stars and crescents were typical of the late eighteenth century and were frequently set with diamonds in closed settings. Inspired by Napoleonic classicism, cameos, intaglios and micro mosaics became popular and were set in necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Towards the end of the period a move was seen towards the use of semiprecious stones such as amethysts, topazes, aquamarines, and chrysoberyls, mounted in delicate and elaborate cannetille work, complemented by gold repousse work.