Simply sublime, late Victorian, hand crafted, stone on stone inlay, Italian pietra dura brooch featuring a lovely blue forget me not. The Italian phrase "pietra dura" translates to "hard stone" in English. This particular type of stone work has its origins in antiquity and saw subsequent revival during the period of the Italian Renaissance in the late sixteenth century. This absolutely gorgeous brooch is constructed of what we believe to be onyx and varied forms of jasper set in an 18k (750, i.e., European 18k gold mark) gold bezel with a subtle twisted rope accent. What a brilliant, beautiful way to stay close to the heart of a loved one.
Composition: 18k gold and hard stone.
Period: Circa 1890s.
Weight: 6.1 grams.
Mark: 750 on bezel reverse.
Condition: Excellent to near mint.
Dimensions: 1" height x 1 1/4" length.
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