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Georgian Cannetille Garnet Cross Brooch

Georgian Cannetille Garnet Cross Brooch. This rich Georgian brooch set with sumptuous garnets into rich 18 karat yellow gold is in pristine condition. This type of intricately detailed, hand fabricated, coiled wire work is referred to as cannetille, named after the gold embroideries of the Napoleonic years. We date this pin to the late-Georgian period in the 1830's just before Victoria took the throne. A bale was added later so it can also be worn as a pendan