This antique seed pearl starburst brooch or pendant is 14K gold. This Victorian brooch has an early, tight safety clasp . It is three dimensional with a tiered design. The swivel bale provides versatility so that it can be worn either as a brooch or a pendant. The brooch is marked 14K on the reverse side with an arrow beside the 14K. It has a lovely design with a beautiful ring of pearls beneath the central pearl set in decorated bezels with tiny balls all around the bezels.The central pearl is set in five claws. This piece is much nicer in person. The pearls are very white and not grey as they appear in the pictures. This color is from shade. The picture of the brooch in the purple case is the best for color. The case is not included in this listing. It is for display purposes only.
This 19th century classic Victorian piece is in excellent condition with a gorgeous aged patina. The locking mechanism and the bale are tight. It looks like this brooch has been tucked away and never used. It measures approximately 1.25 inches across.