Sparkling Buttercup - Georgian French Sterling Silver Natural Rose-Cut Diamond Necklace (GN008)

Rarities Antique Jewelry


Sparkling Buttercup - Georgian French Sterling Silver Natural Rose-Cut Diamond Necklace. This lovely antique necklace is crafted from sterling silver, tested.  The chain is crafted from sterling silver, hallmarked 925. The necklace features 4 natural rose cut diamonds, Georgian era styling, and quality craftsmanship. The gallery on this early necklace is made in the form of a butter cup flower, and leaves, which are adorned glowing diamonds. There are small traces of a rose gold wash on the pendant (a wash or gild is characteristic of Georgian and early Victorian jewelry). The chain is a vintage piece, which was attached to the pendant at some point in time. The Georgian era pendant looks beautiful when worn, truly a versatile and unique piece to be enjoyed for many years to come.

Note: Contemporary appraisals do not reflect the antique value of antique jewelry. It is recommended that this Georgian diamond necklace be insured for $1400.00 (Tax Excluded) 

History:The earliest diamonds were found in India in 4th century BC, although the youngest of these deposits were formed 900 million years ago. A majority of these early stones were transported along the network of trade routes that connected India and China, commonly known as the Silk Road.

Silver Mining in History. The story of silver mining began about 5,000 years ago. Silver was first mined around 3,000 BCE in Anatolia, now located in modern-day Turkey. The precious metal helped early civilizations in the Near East, Ancient Greece to flourish.

The term "sterling silver" probably originated in eastern Germany when five towns formed the Hanseatic League in the 1100s. These town minted their own coins of 92.5 percent silver. When Britain sold cattle and grain to the League, they were paid in "Easterling coins".

Rose gold was first used in early 19th century Russia by the famed jeweler Carl Faberge in his famous Faberge Eggs, as was known as Russian Gold. Rose gold later gained popularity in the United States during the lavish and feminine 1920's, and was worn in engagement rings and fine jewelry.


Measurements: Pendant 28.50 mm x 24.50 mm   Necklace: 17" 

Stone Size: Rose Cut Diamonds .06 carats 

Weight: 4.80 grams 

Condition: Excellent 

Origin: France 

Date: Circa 1820

Stay in touch

Contact us

We'd love to hear from you. Email us at or call us at (780) 984-0073 and we'll be happy to answer any questions you have.