Occitanie (Languedoc Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées)

French regional jewellery - Occitanie
(Languedoc Roussillon Midi Pyrénées)

 

BIJOUX REGIONAUX ANCIENS - BIJOU REGIONAL

The Croix Badine is the most emblematic jewel of the Languedoc Roussillon region.   The suspension ring is hidden behind the cross as is a hinge which articulates the lower part of the cross.  The Badine cross is made in pink gold, often quite tarnished, and set with rose-cut garnets which are generally set above red tinted foil in order to give more colour and brilliance to the garnets.  For this reason, the cross should never be immersed in water, as the foil will be discoloured.  The word badine is an old French word which means "to move gently" and refers to the way the cross is articulated allowing the lower part to move.
 
 


  Badine cross, early-nineteenth century in pink gold (heavily tarnished) and garnets

 

 


Badine cross, early-nineteenth century in pink gold and garnets

 

 

Garnet-set jewellery from Languedoc-Roussillon

 

 


garnet-set cross, 18th century

 

 


brooch in gold and garnets

 

 


cross in gold and garnets

 

 

 


gold and garnet ring

 

Traditional garnet ring from the Languedoc Roussillon region

gold and garnet ring

 

 

 

 

 
earrings in gold and garnets
 
earrings in gold and garnets
 

 

 


necklace in gold and garnets

 

 


Narbonne cross in gold

 

 


Narbonne cross in gold

 

 

 


The Narbonne cross - tube-shaped and with three incised rings on each arm
 

 

 


Narbonne traditional costume and cross    

 

 

 


Narbonne traditional costume and cross


 

 


 "Collier d'esclavage" (slave necklace) in gold and enamel with its matching ear pendants
These necklaces were worn in many regions, this one is illustrated here solely because it was found in the region and because it's so lovely

 

 

 

 


detail  of "collier d'esclavage" (slave necklace) in gold and enamel

 


Cicada brooch signed by Guiraud, gold.  The cicada is the symbol of the Felibrige association

 

 

 

   


"poissarde" ear pendants in enamelled gold, collected in Nîmes

   

 

 

 


collection of jewels belonging to a family in Languedoc Roussillon

 

 

                  
 gold badine cross from the Tarn with its enamelled slide

 

 


gold badine cross from the Tarn with its slide

 

 

 

         
 gold and enamelled badine cross from the Tarn

 

 

 

         
Silver belt clip or chatelaine with hallmark from Nîmes

 

 

        
large provençal clavier entirely hand-engraved
note the extra loop on the back part used to securely attach it to the skirt with a few stitches

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

Two silver belt-clips or chatelaines from the Nîmes area, one decorated with two burning hearts on an altar, pierced by an arrow, the other with a basket of flowers

 

 

 

 

      
clavier in silver

 

 

         
clavier in silver

 

 

 


Cévenole heart pendant in silver filigree with three trissous drops

 

         
Basque flowered crosses in gold and in silver, modern

 

 


silver pendant with a basque cross motif

 

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Contents:

croix Badine ancienne - bijoux régionaux - bijou régional - bijoux en grenats - bijoux des régions de France - les bijoux traditionnels français - boucles d'oreilles grenat - bague grenat – le grenat de Perpignan - French regional jewellery – jewelry - French traditional jewellery – jewelry - French folk-dress - French folk costumes - antique French jewellery - les bijoux de France - les bijoux des Français- antieke zeeuwse streeksieraden in zeeland friesland - Brabantse klederdrachten en streeksieraden

 

BIJOUX REGIONAUX ANCIENS - BIJOU REGIONAL

 

French regional jewellery - Occitanie
(Languedoc Roussillon Midi Pyrénées)