Georgian Early 1800s Cut Steel Antique Flower Design Buckle

This beautiful and well preserved example of cut steel jewellery dates from the early 1800s.  

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The Details...

This buckle is created from cut steel. It features round and navette cut highly faceted, cut steel studs. These cut steel studs are riveted onto a steel backing to form a floral inspired design. The buckle measures 9.5cm x 5cm. 

A Short History...

From the 1700s through to the mid 1800s, cut steel was a highly popular material in jewellery manufacture. It sparkled like diamonds, but was less expensive. It catered for a middle class of jewel enthusiast being more costly than paste. Cut steel was a particularly coveted material in French society. When Napoleon's second Empress, Marie-Louise, commissioned sets made out of cut steel, she made it very fashionable indeed. 

Wear it With...

This buckle is a great collectors piece. Display it on a dressing table with other jewels and accessories of note or, perhaps, wear it as a choker on a length of velvet ribbon. 

  • Colour Silver
  • Occasion Wedding Guest, The Festive Season, Cocktail and Evening
  • Trend Floral