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The design on this lovely stick pin is wonderful. It is comprised of a rose gold square frame with an open center. The top borders of the frame contain alternating sides of high polished and hand hammered like surface. The side rims contain an interior scalloped pattern that creates two rows of open work holes, one row is circular the other is triangular. The frame's open center features a gemstone flower with curved stem. The flower appears to be a natural pearl while the leaves are slightly oval blue sapphires and of course the stem is rose gold. Note: A natural pearl of this size has no great value other then accent/decoration on the stick pin.
The gold is in excellent plus condition with no cracks, rips, dents, holes, missing pieces, nasty scratches, abrasions or repairs. The pin has a good point and is fairly straight except for the bottom approx. 1/8" . This is an original stick pin and has always been a stick pin. With my 10 power loupe I found a light scratch of what looks like an M or W inside one of those approx. 1/32" dips in the hammered pattern. I can also see some of those normal and expected light surface scratches found on used gold jewelry as well as a couple extremely minute rub spots where people tested for gold purity.
The faceted sapphires are without chips or cracks and are firm in their prong mounts. They are a lovely deep blue and are extremely well matched in color. The pearl is also without chips or cracks and is spike mounted. It is firmly attached and is a lovely off white color.
On photo # 5 you can see where there are marks on the stick pin. They are un-even and missing their top portion as can be found due to being placed on a curve. I can't tell if they are the bottom of 585 (European for 14Kt.) or if they a CCC (a makers mark). The design area of the stick pin measures 9/16" x 9/16" from point to point of the angled square. The stick pin is a total of 2 5/16" tall.
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Gender: Unisex, Age Group: Adult, Color: rose/blue/white, Size: S
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14 Kt. Rose Gold Stick Pin with Pearl and Sapphire Accent - Circa 1890
$95 USD SALE PENDING
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