CUT STEEL JEWELRY was at the height of fashion from the mid 1700s well into the 19th century. These dazzling jewels were intended for evening wear, as their adamantine luster was considered to be the most spectacular under candlelight. They were so in demand that at the peak of the trend a fine piece of cut-steel jewelry could command a higher price than gold. Early Victorian pieces like this floral collar have as many as 15 hand-cut facets per stud, and each piece is individually affixed to the base plate. Truly, it sparkles like a disco ball in low light.
cut steel, base metal
Very good - missing one cut steel rivet
15 3/4" length, 3/4" drops
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1837 — 1901
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Cut steel jewelry was at the height of fashion from the mid 1700s well into the 19th century.