This stunning brooch hails from 1920's Europe.
Not hallmarked but carefully acid tested it is 18 carat gold. The buttery yellow colour of it is an elegant and simple frame for the star of this show……….. a fabulous blue-green tourmaline of unusual colour. The quality of this gemstone is outstanding, with superb clarity and a wonderful play of the blue and green reminiscent of deep sea water.
The brooch weighs 3 grams and measures 2.07 in length and 0.30 inches in width, with a lovely secure fastening. The tourmaline itself measures 6.31 by 8.91 by 5.4 mm with weight estimated at 1.59 carats. There are a few tiny abrasions to the crown and facets, invisible without strong magnification as the stone is original to the setting and has never been removed from it. This fabulously brilliant and lively gemstone stuns with it's colour display, firing the different hues of greens, blues and teals in a delightful dance of the sea.
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