Caroline's Jewelry with a Past is offering a platinum and 18kt. yellow gold Edwardian era buckle style brooch c. 1910. A gem of a piece, it has everything going for it. There is a center round, bead set Old European cut diamond of 0.15 carats in an octagonal frame enhanced with pierced and millegraining bead work. There are an additional 24 rose cut diamonds set in millegraining to make the piece even more dramatic. Styled in a buckle look, the piece is platinum with an 18kt. yellow gold carriage (the frame) and pin stem. It is 1-1/2" long X 1/2" wide, has a safety clasp.
Millegraining on platinum was beading applied to the edges of jewelry as an detail. The use of platinum in the early part of the 20th. century allowed millegraining. A millegrained edge can be used as a bezel around a stone, along the edge of a piece or as a detail on jewelry. Platinum allowed for fine details to be added to jewelry. Millegraining added to the sparkle of a piece of jewelry with diamonds.
The platinum and gold of this piece has been tested using standard accepted testing methods, such as acid testing. The diamond sizes were calculated using a standard jeweler's caliper. The diamonds were tested using a standard jeweler's diamond tester. The diamonds were not removed from the piece to do physical testing or for weight.
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