Caroline's Jewelry with a Past is offering a 14kt. yellow gold Victorian style brooch c. 1945. This curlicue style piece reflects the tone of the Victorian era of 1880. The brooch features 6 round, prong set purple amethysts. At the north and south points of the brooch are 2 round, prong set diamonds. There are 3 baroque creamy white pearl drops. Quatrefoils and ribbon decoration complete the look. The piece measures 1-1/2” wide X 1-3/8” high (including drops) (maximum dimensions). The brooch weighs 6.4 grams and has a safety closure.
The gold content of this piece has been tested using standard accepted testing methods, such as acid testing. The reverse is marked “14K”.
The amethysts are 3.25mm. The diamonds are 2.50mm. The pearls are 4.5mm X 5.6mm. The amethyst and diamond sizes were calculated using a standard jeweler's caliper. The diamonds were tested using a standard jeweler's diamond tester. The amethysts were tested using a standard jeweler's stone tester. The stones were not removed from the piece to do physical testing or for weight. The pearls in this piece were measured using jeweler's calipers. The size was calculated based on standard measurement practices. The pearls are assumed to be cultured pearls.