Antique Victorian 18K Gold, Diamond, Enamel & Natural Pearl Pin/Brooch
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AGE: C.1880 or so
ITEM: A bright yellow gold Victorian bar pin featuring an oval center section holding Robin's Egg Blue enamel, natural pearls and 1 old cut diamond (tested). The brooch is in the Etruscan revival manner and has a simple c-catch at the back to hold the pinstem in place.
CONDITION: Very nice though there are some tiny indications of age. First, there's a touch of flatness and 1 puncture on the tiny beads on the bar edge (viewable only with a 10X loupe). Also, there is a test mark that is quite visible on one end of the bar but thankfully does not show when the pin is worn.
METAL CONTENT: Pin stem appears to be silver - main body of the pin is 18K yellow gold.
GEMSTONES: 4 natural pearls and 1 old cut diamond (deeply embedded in the gold at the center).
HALLMARKS: None, as is the norm with very old pieces of Victorian jewelry from the USA. Metal was lightly acid tested for content.
SIZE: Length is 1-15/16"; center width is 11/16".
WEIGHT: 6.3 grams
FINAL COMMENTS: Just a beautiful, beautiful pin!
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