A Victorian natural pearl and diamond horseshoe brooch/pendant, the eleven pearls graduating from the centre, accompanied by GCS Report 77109-41 stating to be natural half-pearls of saltwater origin, flanked with twenty rose-cut diamonds, with an inner band of seventeen old cut and eight rose-cut diamonds, the diamonds estimated to weigh 1 carat in total, all set in yellow gold, circa 1870, measuring approximately 3.1 x 2.9 cm, gross weight 7.77grams.
This antique brooch is in excellent condition for its age. Unmarked, tested as 18ct gold.
This charming horseshoe brooch comes from the collection of Bentley & Skinner, the London jewellers by appointment to both Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. In the Victorian era, the horseshoe, as it does now, symbolised good luck and good fortune. This lovely lucky charm features a yellow gold horseshoe set with pearls graduating in size. The natural pearls have a beautiful nacre and make a wonderful contrast to the yellow gold. Set between the pearls are glinting rose cut diamonds, which add sparkle. This gorgeous piece would look perfect pinned to a jacket lapel or a silk scarf.
Should you choose to make this purchase we would be delighted to send it to you in a Bentley & Skinner handmade leather case packed in a gift-wrapped Bentley & Skinner black and gold presentation box. Shortly afterwards we will send you on a valuation for insurance purposes for your reference and safekeeping.
A Victorian Natural Pearl And Diamond Horseshoe Brooch
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