This piece is why I love to go out and continue to look for new things. It is such a great jewel! It is blackened Sterling on the top by the Diamonds and 18K gold on the back. Early on the fashion was to put Silver next to the sparkling Diamonds and the more "substantial" gold on the back.
This handsome, handsome brooch is encrusted with so many Old Mine Cut and Rose Cut Diamonds. The larger Diamonds are Rose Cuts, a 0.25 CT center Diamond and four 0.10 CT side Diamonds. There are over 100 Old Mine Cut Diamonds on the face of the Brooch for a very approximate 3 CT TW. Irregularly cut Diamonds in settings are very hard to estimate. But you get the picture. This brooch is dripping in Diamonds.
The Brooch/Pendant is 2" by 1 1/6"and weighs 20.1 grams. Think of the statement that this incredible piece would make. From a local Westport, CT Estate.