ITEM: Ceylon Sapphire Brooch.
COMPOSITION: 22K yellow gold.
GEM: Ceylon sapphire (1) measuring 6 X 4 mm = 0.60 carat. Gemstone weight is approximate based on measurements. No gems are removed in order to maintain the integrity of the piece.
CONDITION: Estate item, excellent.
WEIGHT: 7.7 Grams
MEASUREMENT: 1-3/8" X 1".
COMMENTS: This hand crafted brooch made of sumptuous 22k gold has beautiful beaded detail. It was wonderfully crafted and is obviously the work of a highly skilled goldsmith using a granulation technique. This has been a popular way to decorate and texture jewelry items since ancient times. The technique has been known since Etruscan times and was revived in the 19th century.