Unique Vintage Retro 14K Yellow Gold Cultured Pearl Tourmaline Brooch / Pin!!!
I believe this Circa 1940's futuristic design is Austrian. I have never seen anything like this before and I believe this is a custom one of a kind piece. The quality, cuts, choice of stones, the highest quality of Tourmaline and Pearl all scream custom!
The gold band that wraps gently around to form a soft triangle has a high polish on the inside and a textured hand scraped surface on the outside. There are two gold "stems" that are staggered and one is jutting out farther than the other, this is where the Tourmaline gems and Pearl are set. The Tourmaline gems are both prong set and open to the back, they are also set very high in a thick gold setting. The Pearl sits in a low gold setting. The stem extends from the clasp. There is some slight scuffing on the gold that is hardly noticeable and could probably be polished out.
There are 5 hallmarks on this brooch! 2 left facing horse heads with a "W" are on the main part of the brooch. On the stem there is 1 left facing horse head with the "W" and then there are 2 more hallmarks that I can not figure out what they are. The first three impressions are numbers, probably 585 and I believe the last impression is a "T" or "J".
Measures: 1 3/4" wide from tip to tip and 1 1/4" tall.
Weighs: 4.43 grams
The pearl is slightly larger than 1/2cm and the two Tourmaline stones are 1/4cm each.
Professionally tested for 14K yellow gold.
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