Welcome to ROBINS NEST MIDWEST! May I offer for your consideration....
AGE: C.1890 or so
ITEM: First off, I must apologize for the photos - I wanted to get this beauty up so fast that something didn't quite work with my camera - but I will get up new photos as quick as I can.
This Victorian pin is delightful - only one problem, because it went to a jeweler prior to sale, it was polished. Which means the patina of age one normally finds with antique Victorian jewelry has gone. What is left is a very pale yellow gold that over time will once again darken.
With a ball drop (wish I had two - they would make PERFECT earrings), this small bow-shaped-like pin features a floral at the center and Etruscan wirework along the edges and a turquoise (more than likely Persian) drop. Simple c-catch at the back to hold the pinstem in place.
CONDITION: Very nice with no dents/dings anywhere. Again, a pale gold coloring as opposed to a bright shiny yellow.
METAL CONTENT: 14K Gold
HALLMARKS: None as is the norm with early American Victorian jewelry. Metal has been acid tested for content.
SIZE: 1-5/16" wide x 1-1/3" long.
WEIGHT: 5.9 grams
FINAL COMMENTS: Too cute for words!
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YES – I do offer layaway on large purchases – just contact me for my terms. _____________________________________
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