ITEM: Incredible Ruby & Diamond Early Victorian Brooch of French Origin.
COMPOSITION: 18k yellow gold & Sterling Silver.
GEM: Rose & Mine Cut Diamonds (37) measuring from approximately 5.4 to 2.7 mm. = 3.0 carats. Ruby (35)measuring approximately 3.0 mm each = 3.50 carats. Total gem weight = 6.50 carats based on measurement.
CONDITION: Estate item, excellent.
WEIGHT: 7.9 Grams.
MEASUREMENT: 1-5/8" X 1-3/8".
MARKS: French eagle head hallmark, also acid tested to 18k standard.
COMMENTS: This incredible brooch of French origin dates from the early to mid 1800's. Crafted of 18k yellow gold and sterling silver. It is completely encrusted with old mine and rose cut diamond and rubies for a total gem weight of 6.50 carats. The center diamond measures .60 carats & grades SI2,J. It displays beautiful composition depicting a ribbon looped into a floral shape. Pictured as we received it with undisturbed aged patina. Polishing is available by request. This brooch has a locking pin back and a hook if you would like to attach a locket or watch. Could easily also be worn as a pendant utilizing the hook at the back.