Georgian REGARD brooch

Georgian REGARD brooch

An antique "Regard" brooch in the form of a half-pearl lyre set with rubies, emerald, garnet, amethyst and diamond, in pinchbeck

In acrostic jewelry, the first letter of each gemstone is used to create a secret word or message that usually conveys endearment. "REGARD" and "DEAREST" were among the most popular words spelled out in stones during the nineteenth-century.

Napoleon Bonaparte was an admirer of acrostic jewelry and had commissioned several pieces for himself and for family members, some of which commemorated special events.

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  • Circa1820
  • Dimensions2.5 cm
  • Weight4.1 grams
  • SKUZ30780