3.58ctw Georgian-era Diamond Lapel Watch Pendant, by H Kreitz
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Hubertus Kreitz, the son of a merchant, was born in 1811 in Germany. Trained as a watch- and clock maker in London and Paris, he eventually settled in St Peterburg, Russia in 1837, where he opened a workshop with a sales room on the high street. His clocks were known for their superior quality and accuracy. His calendar clocks made him world-renowned (his pieces are often found in important watches and clocks auctions). It's believed that while in St Peterburg, he created the world’s smallest three pocket watches (the size of an American gold dollar) without the use of any machines, which brought him not just famous, but also immensely successful. Kreitz was appointed jeweller to the Tsar’s court soon after.
A piece so special that I was sorely tempted to make her part of my personal collection! Not only do I love the history and the age of the piece, but I also love the Georgian flat cut diamond in the center of the back of the watch - showing a glimpse of the markings inside. The diamond is super charming flat cut diamond from the era, in a surround of equally charming and chunky old mine cuts. A great piece to add to one's jewelry wardrobe - a great collector's piece!
And the best part? You can wear both as a pin and when detached from the pin component, she is a killer pendant too!
18kt Yellow Gold.
Diamonds are estimated to be I-K colors & SI1 clarities. GIA standards.
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