Presenting a Victorian Grand period rose Gold pendant / brooch / pin in Taille d'Épargne enameling with a natural Pearl circa 1870s.
This beautiful oval pendant / brooch / pin features a bezel set natural Pearl in a raised cross with Taille d'Épargne enameling in a 9ct rose Gold setting. The brooch measures 1.5" x 1" x .4" and weighs 8.1 grams. The brooch closes securely with a c-clasp.
This ring is in excellent antique condition with no blemishes or breaks. There are no visible hallmarks. A Presidium duo Gem tester is used to verify all gemstones. JSP testing solution and a Auracle gold tester were used to verify the precious metals. This item was microscopically examined.
This brooch / pin was produced prior to the culturing of Pearls.
The Grand Period 1860 - 1885 of the Victorian era found a shift from gem driven design to one that required the gems to adapt to metalwork designs developed. Calibré-cut stones served to outline featured gems. Garnets were often rose-cut to cluster around a carbuncle creating a star or floral motif. A fashion for setting small stones into large ones came about in the 1860’s and cabochons featured decorative centers inlaid with a pearl, diamond or even an applied flower or insect. Workmanship was very high in the jewelry industry and craftsmen showcased their skill by creating naturalistic motifs that were completely inlaid by hand and beautiful buttons, earrings, and brooches were produced.
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