Vintage 18K yellow gold brooch in the form of a tropical bird. The body set with turquoise cabochons, the tail and crest with faceted rubies, the branch with faceted emeralds, a carved amethyst wing, and a ruby cabochon eye. Likely made mid-20th century in India.
Marked 750 on the backside of the branch.
Some variation in color to the turquoise cabochons, with three set at the edge of the brooch (see image of backside). Variation in color and quality of the faceted rubies and faceted emeralds. Dark solder visible on backside at juncture of clasp.
The brooch measures 2 ¾ inches from head to tip of tail feathers, and 1 ¼ inches wide. Total weight is 17.1 grams or .55 oz T.
Vintage 18K Yellow Gold Bird Brooch with Gems