A lovely lily of the valley brooch with sparkling demantoid garnets and seed pearls.
Lily of the Valley symbolizes purity, sweetness, innocence, hope and the return of happiness.
The brooch is made from 15 carat yellow gold (acid tested), it has a C clasp and safety chain. It is circa about 1900.
The length is 1 and 7/8 inches long (48 mm), and 7/8 inch wide (21 mm), at its widest point.
The demantoid garnets are all round cut and full of liveliness. They are approximately 3 mm in diameter (1/8 inch).
Willis and Sons were very important jewellers in Sydney in the late 19th century to mid 20th century. Their jewellery pieces are of high quality and very collectible.
The brooch weighs 4.4 grams