An Edwardian diamond, cultured pearl, sapphire and platinum brooch/pendant the filigree, articulated brooch of medal motif, set throughout with European and rose-cut diamonds, accented by cultured and seed pearls, further set with calibré-cut sapphires.
Ring. V & A Museum. England, Britain (made). 800-900 (made). Gold, granulation, filigree. In contrast to the rich garnet-set jewellery of the earlier Anglo-Saxon period, finger rings of the ninth century are rarely adorned with precious stones. The skills of the goldsmith are seen in this example, where the different techniques of filigree and granulation are combined to produce an elaborately decorated ring.