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Georgian Period

Georgian jewellery is handmade, and fine pieces are extremely rare for a number of reasons. An example being that during the nineteenth century German citizens gave their gold jewellery to assist in the war effort, and were given cast iron replicas in place. The Georgian era was a time when jewellery became widely available through new manufacturing processes. Industrialisation contributed to the development of techniques, while global exploration made gems more available in Europe. The most common stone cuts were 'rose' and 'table' cuts.

Diamonds were very expensive, jewellery was usually designed to suit the stones that were available, and stones were not specifically cut for an individual piece. Themes from nature are often seen in designs. Chokers and rivière necklaces were extremely popular.