When I first began to learn about antique and estate jewelry I attended a conference and became enthralled with all the beauty and artistry of the jewels around me. There was a buying night and this is the piece I purchased.
It is a authentic brooch from the 1880's and is French. I was captivated by the fluidity of is style and the beauty of the jewels that it was made from. It is 2 1/8" by 3/4" and weighs 7.5 grams. It is Sterling on the front to set off the Diamonds and Pearls. It is gold on the back with an early safety pin style clasp.
There are 3 lustrous Pearls and a 0.25 CT Old European Cut Diamond in the center. There are @0.70 CT Rose Cut Diamonds on the front. It is in excellent estate condition and is a true antique.