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Vintage 18K Gold Diamond Seashell Urchin Shell Brooch Designer Craig Drake
Vintage 18K Gold Seashell Urchin Shell Brooch with Diamond Center. This gorgeous 3-dimensional brooch depicts a realistically detailed sea urchin shell in18 karat gold. I believe it dates to the 1960s. The dome is accented with a bright full-cut diamond center gauged at .08 carats. The brooch measures 1 inch in diameter with an approximate 5/8-inch depth. The back was difficult to photograph, but it is marked 18K along with the maker's mark of Craig Drake (D in an arrow). Craig Drake was a high society Philadelphia jewelry designer who also supplied Tiffany & Co. and other high end jewelry retailers.
Condition is excellent. It is a dramatic and commanding piece and quite hefty at 11.75 dwt / 18.27 grams. Just beautiful...for anyone who loves the sea and its treasures!
Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Gold, Size: 1 inch diameter
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