This is a stunning piece of jewelry, encrusted with 107 diamonds, reflecting both late Edwardian and early Art Deco design and execution. The central gem of this beautiful bar pin is an Old European cut diamond of approximately 0.29ct. The total diamond weight in the brooch is nearly 1.20ct. The stunning design is an elongated, bow-shaped motif, with a larger central section, the three sections of the bow "tied" in two places with "X"- shaped crosses set with even more tiny diamonds. Today, pave-set diamonds, in the age of computer-assisted design, are unremarkable. Yet this fabulous, diamond-encrusted pin was created in the early 20th century, using only the art, skill, and workmanship of a master jeweler. It is a unique piece, and a glamorous addition to any collection of the Edwardian or Art Deco period.
Total weight of this superb pin is 8.6 grams. The mounting is unmarked, but acid-tested as platinum. The pin-stem is tested as 14kt yellow gold. The central diamond is of Old European cut, with approximate color of H-I and VS2 clarity. (Weights and grading estimated, as permitted by mounting). The pin is set with a further 106 accent diamonds, including 34 round brilliant diamonds and 72 single, rose-cut diamonds, for a total estimated carat weight of 1.18ct. Larger diamonds are bezel-set and smaller diamonds are in shared-prong settings, with millegrain edges throughout. The length of the pin is 2-3/4", and the width is 7/16". The pin fastens with a trombone-style catch. The pin is in excellent vintage condition.
This unique pin will arrive in a fine quality presentation box.
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