Gold Cannetille Parure in Pink Topaz

Circa 1820/30. This 18k gold cannetille parure with pearls and natural pink topaz includes: earrings necklace brooch and detachable cross pendant that can be worn as an additional brooch. There is a hidden locket on the reverse of the cross pendant.

Read about a similar piece that is housed at The Victoria & Albert Museum in London. 

Making cannetille is a time intensive process that involves stretching and coiling gold into elaborate and intricate designs. Most likely French in origin. Found in England. All pieces are presented together in a fitted box. The box was fitted to the piece sometime in the early 20th Century. The original hooks on the earrings have been converted to posts. In excellent condition.