This is a gorgeous 14k yellow gold vintage brooch with cultured pearls. The brooch looks like an intricate bouquet with luscious pearls set amongst delicately carved leaves. It is very beautiful. The 6 cultured pearls have subtle pink and green overtones which are virtually blemish free. The pearls have very high lustre and appear to be free of any surface defects. The uniformity of the pearls is excellent.
The brooch measures 2 inches from top to bottom with a width of just over 1.25 inches. The pearl sizes range from 6 to 6.75 mm each (approximately 0.25 inches each). The pearls have a medium nacre and are good quality round pearls. There is a trombone clasp with a safety. To open the clasp, the safety needs to turn and then you pull the trombone clasp out to pop out the pin, so it's very secure when worn. The brooch is marked "CTF 585 14K" on a rectangular cartouche on the back of the brooch. The brooch weighs 6.97 grams which is approximately 0.25 ounces.
The brooch was appraised in 2011 for $895 CDN before taxes, but this appraisal did not consider the fact that the brooch is vintage and was based only upon the replacement value of the brooch at the time. A copy of the appraisal will accompany this purchase.
A very beautiful and unique brooch to wear to a special event or a decadent gift for someone special to treasure.
14 other shoppers have this item in their Cart or Wish List
Vintage to Antique Jewelry, Purses and Collectibles
Free shipping! Open to offers!