A truly fabulous, large, vintage brooch pin; an artisan piece by exclusive UK jewellers C W Sellors.
Established in 1979, C W Sellors Jewellers is a leading UK fine jewellery and luxury watch specialist.....designing and crafting the finest quality diamond and gemstone jewellery.
The brooch is fully hallmarked with the CWS stamp and Sheffield assayed 375 mark (denoting 9ct)....with date letter for 1988.
I love this piece for 2 main reasons....it has a substantial & elaborate solid gold setting and it features the desirable Blue John stone, mined from the Derbyshire Peak District. The artisan yellow gold frame has been hand constructed by C W Sellers craftsmen, providing a wonderful warm contrast to the dramatic purple and white of the hand inlaid Blue John centre.
The brooch has a roll over safety catch pin fastener to the back.
Measurements: 2.4" by 0.8" or 62mm by 21mm.
I have always found that Blue John set in gold is far rarer than the silver pieces, which are far more widely available. This is an amazing example for a lover/collector of Blue John and it can be worn or displayed to equal delight. It is a great investment piece.
Such a piece would have retailed at the conservative equivalent today of $800-$1100.
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9K Gold Blue John 10.8gm Artisan Brooch C W Sellors Sheffield 1988