Unusual vintage Damascene brooch or necklace with silver and gold inlay Orchid blossom and rhinestone accents. Measures: 1-5/8 inch across. This piece is unusual as one rarely sees rhinestones used in Damascene pieces.
Made in two parts, the front is slightly domed. The back is flat save for the hook and pin mechanism. Elegant and lovely; likely of Japanese origin. These were commonly made with 24 kt gold and sterling silver inlay.
Dramatic black background has inlays of gold and silver. I have not polished this metal and the silver shows tarnish. This would likely brighten up considerably if polished.
The ring of sparkling, faceted glass rhinestones are all prong set.
Rare to find rhinestones in a Damascene piece. There is a hook on the back so, this could be worn as a necklace. The rotating knuckle clasp works perfectly.
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