This lovely Art Deco pin has wonderful engraved pattern accents and hand cut open work. For example those thin curved swirls located at the center of the pin are less then a 1/32" wide and contain an engraved running leaf pattern. Just amazing hand work! The pin contains 6 diamonds, 10 points each, for a total of 60pts. The center of the pin contains a blue topaz gem stone that was not original to manufacture replacing a very large diamond. It is unknown when the topaz was inserted into the pin. We believe it to have been after 1960 due to the color of the topaz.
The platinum is in excellent condition with no rips, dents, holes, cracks, scratches, nasty abrasions or repairs. The pin hinge, pin stick and locking clasp all appear to be original to the pin but they and their solder joints are 14kt. gold. We have seen this before on jewelry from top quality American companies. The pin hinge, stick and clasp are all in smooth working order with the pin having a good point and nicely straight.
The diamonds are a mix of European and Mine Cuts and are extremely well matched in color. They are nicely white, very bright and have great sparkle. Four of them are collar mounted with the end two being prong mounted. The faceted blue topaz is prong mounted and is a wonderful shade of blue. I can't decide if I want to call it turquoise or a deep aqua. It has no cracks, chips, scratches or abrasions. It does have a tiny flea bite to a facet rim.
The pin measures 2 3/4" long x a hair over 1/2" at widest point thru the center. I can not find any purity marks on the pin so Rich has acid tested and will guarantee a minimum of 850 platinum and 14kt. The topaz gemstone is a great focal point and measures an approx. 8mm in diameter. It would be a wonderful present for that special woman who has a November birthday.
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