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On display at V&A South Kensington
Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery

Pendant

ca.1860 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Distinctions of rank, age, occasion and dress determined what jewellery could be worn and when. One etiquette manual stated that diamonds, pearls and emeralds were for full evening wear only. In the daytime, women were expected to wear less elaborate jewellery.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Diamonds and silver
Brief Description
Bracelet centre, brilliant-cut diamonds open-set in silver backed with gold in a rosette design, England, about 1860
Physical Description
Pendant, brilliant-cut diamonds open-set in silver backed in gold in a rosette design. The backs show signs of having been altered.
Dimensions
  • Height: 4.3cm
  • Width: 4.9cm
  • Depth: 1cm
Credit line
Cory Bequest
Subject depicted
Summary
Distinctions of rank, age, occasion and dress determined what jewellery could be worn and when. One etiquette manual stated that diamonds, pearls and emeralds were for full evening wear only. In the daytime, women were expected to wear less elaborate jewellery.
Collection
Accession Number
M.78-1951

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record createdAugust 4, 2005
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