ESTATE 18K Gold, Enamel & .10CT TW Diamond Pin/Brooch/Pendant - Black & White BUTTERFLY
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AGE: C.1950/1960 perhaps earlier
ITEM: From a high end estate here in St. Louis, may I offer a gorgeous pin of high carat yellow gold! Definitely made in Europe (either France or Italy), the brooch is shaped like a butterfly (okay, maybe a moth), has black & white enamel over the wings and features a body of faceted round diamonds (tested). The back of the pin features an openwork cage so that the piece could also be worn as a pendant! Safety catch at the back to hold the pinstem in place.
CONDITION: Very, VERY nice with no problems I can spot.
METAL CONTENT: 18K Gold
HALLMARKS: ZVI 18K
DIAMONDS: The body contains 7 diamonds - 4 appear to be faceted and 4 appear to be flat cuts. The 4 flat cuts are around1 point each while the other, fully faceted stones, appear to be 1.5mm and 2mm (the largest at the top). Total diamond weight is estimated at .10CT TW.
SIZE: 1-1/2" wide x 1-11/16" high
WEIGHT: A mighty 18.7 grams!
FINAL COMMENTS: Looking at the Internet for research on ZVI - I really couldn't find much other than that the pins are VERY well made, come in 14K and 18K, and are mostly figural. The pieces seem to come in very limited editions or else appear to be "one of a kind". Definite craftsmanship and design here as well as a pin/pendant of substance!
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