This lovely pin is Georgian, circa 1820. It has a round shape which is more unusual for brooches of this genre. The flat cut garnets are all finely faceted around the perimeter and set in hand crimped rub over settings. Stones were set closed in the back during this time period, therefore closed to the light and foil was placed behind each garnet to reflect light. The result is a garnet with tones of ruby and beautiful variations of color as light reflects on the stones. Around the central garnet is a row of tiny natural pearls, adding delicacy to the design. The reverse has all original mounts. The brooch is a small treasure measuring 7/8 inches round. The condition is excellent. These small Georgian brooches are a favorite of mine and worn alone or in combination with others creating a distinctive look.