Stunning, large vintage 14K Gold Brooch with a cluster of 7 Rubies in the center. The Brooch is designed in a steep dome with an open-work design that is somewhat representative of a snowflake. The Ruby center is a great focal point and scaled perfectly for the 1 5/8" diameter of the Gold Brooch. The Rubies are faceted and a rich red in color. The gold 'rays' have a ribbed design. This is a beautifully made and unusual Retro Brooch, dating to circa: 1940. The item was assayed to confirm the carat at 14K. It is faintly marked on the reverse on one of the gold bars (14K) and also with what is possibly the maker's mark, which looks like a cursive 'C'. The large Ruby Retro Brooch is in fine condition and shows very well in the photos. The photographs were taken with and without a camera flash.