Three soft grey star sapphires surrounded by mine cut diamonds are the features of this charming antique Victorian 14k gold bouquet pendant/brooch. They are set at slight-to-exaggerated angles, mimicking the tilt of one’s head while in playful conversation. The three “blooms” sit atop rose gold stems which are gathered by a ribbon set with three mine cut diamonds.
The back of the center stem is marked 14k and the other mark appears to be an anchor in a cartouche. There are a total of 46 mine cut diamonds with *approximately 1.35 carats total diamond weight. All the diamonds are set in silver, a lovely contrast with the warmth of the slightly rose gold stems and ribbon.
Dating from approximately 1880-1890, this piece is delightful and unusual, designed to be worn as either a pendant or a brooch. “The Victorian era in American history marked a period of floral design we often see in elaborate, full designs. The Victorian era is named for Queen Victoria who rules England from 1837 to 1901. During this era, enthusiasm abounded for gardening, flowers and plants. The people were more strict, formal and prudish though decorations (including floral designs) were opulent, lavish and showy.” (resource: internet)
The piece measures *approximately 2 1/8” long x 1 ¾” in width; it weighs 10.7 grams.
*approximation is due to the fact that the stones are mounted and exact weights and measurements can not be obtained.