Dating to c.1890, this beautiful little brooch is ablaze with demantoid garnets and a sparkling OMC diamond set in vibrant 14k gold!
Measuring 7/8" in diameter, this little brooch packs a lot of fire into a small space! This cunning jewel is American in origin, and boasts very Belle Epoque swirls crafted in 14k yellow gold with an 18k wash! The enter of this brooch is set with a fully-faceted Old Mine cut diamond weighing a calculated 10 points. This stone is securely held by six golden prongs. Set around the border of the brooch are six vivid green demantoid garnets, that oh-so-special Russian variety of garnet which shoots out almost as much fire as does the diamond!
Each demantoid garnet weighs approx. 7 points, and each is mounted with five golden prongs. One of the six has a small "fleabite" out of the edge; this is not at all noticeable when the brooch is worn, but I mention it for complete accuracy, and I have set my asking price with this bit of acceptable wear in mind. Otherwise, this brooch is as fresh as when it was first sported by a lady of fashion in the 1890s! The back of the brooch retains its original fold-over "T" stem, "C" clasp, and watch hook. JUST DELIGHTFUL!
Weighing in at 3.08 grams, this cunning jewel lights up on a lapel, and the demantoid garnets and diamond are a real boon! If you collect the finest in late Victorian jewelry, this fiery stunner belongs in your collection! It would also make a stellar gift for any lady fond of fine Victorian jewelry, and will be shipped in a gift box. Do not miss this rarity; layaway is not available on this item, but it is priced for quick sale, and USPS Priority mail shipping is FREE!
Your Specialists in Fine Jewelry and Decorative Arts from Antiquity - 1900. Est. 1987.
I WILL BE OUT OF THE OFFICE From 10/5-10/25. Orders May Be Placed and Paid For, But Will Not Be Shipped Until 10/26. Thanks!