This oversized pin is substantial and really lovely. Although it definitely shows some wear and tear it is still a beautiful piece that looks fabulous when worn. The brooch is created to have a great deal of dimension with the rhinestone petals raised above the enamel leaves, providing a realistic appearance. The rhinestone petals are placed in milgrain settings, which requires a great deal of skill to create and lets you know that this piece was very well made. It is very weighty, which contributes to the overall appeal of this large brooch.
The brooch measures 4-3/4 inches in height and 3 inches in width. It's really big! Unfortunately this piece has suffered over the years. Most of the clear rhinestones have dulled and grayed and there are some chips to the green enameling. However, the metal is in excellent condition as are the red rhinestones in the center of each flower. These condition issues are reflected in the price - had this pin been well cared for it would command a great deal more money. If you don't mind these age issues, you will find this a really splendid piece of jewelry.
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