Antique jewelry object group
brooch

Condition
very good condition

Country of origin
France

Style
Vintage Fifties (of the twentieth century)
See also: Fifties (of the twentieth century)

Style specifics
This type of jewelry is very specific for the fifties of the twentieth century. All sorts of animals were used as source of inspiration for the goldsmiths. Made in gold and decorated with enamel and precious stones, the result of their labour most of the times well-made, clever and cute.

Period
ca. 1950

Source of inspiration
Mother Nature

Theme
Turtles - Turtles are frequently depicted in popular culture as easy-going, patient, and wise creatures. Due to their long lifespan, slow movement, sturdiness, and wrinkled appearance, they are an emblem of longevity and stability in many cultures around the world. Turtles are regularly incorporated into human culture, with painters, photographers, poets, songwriters, and sculptors using them as subjects. They have an important role in mythologies around the world, and are often implicated in creation myths regarding the origin of the Earth. (From: Wikipedia)

Material
platinum and 18K white gold (touchstone tested)

Diamonds
42 single brilliant cut diamonds (also called 8/8) with an estimated weight of ± 0.60ct colour and clarity E/H, vvs/si

All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since stones are not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
All diamonds we offer are screened by the I.J.G.C. for whether they are natural or synthetic, and all diamonds in this jewel are 100% guaranteed to be natural.

Precious stones
One ruby , most probably color enhanced with lead glass filling. Color enhancing rubies and sapphires by heathing them is a commonly accepted technique, as long as it is mentioned by the seller. with an estimated weight of ± 35ct All color stone weights are approximate since stones are not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
Birthstones
Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April and ruby for July.
more info on birthstones

Engraving
the ruby is engraved with flower motives

Hallmarks
The French control mark for 18K gold representing an eagle's head (that was in use in France from about 1838) and the French control mark for platinum representing a dog's head (that was in use in France from about 1912).

Dimensions
3,11 cm (1,22 inch) x 1,80 cm (0,71 inch)

Weight
11,80 gram (7,59 dwt)

Adin Reference Nº
21162-0236


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ITEM ID
21162-0236
TYPE
Estate
COLOR
Red, White
STONE
Diamond, White Diamond, Ruby
ITEM SIZE
Dimensions 3,11 cm (1,22 inch) x 1,80 cm (0,71 inch)
ITEM TYPE
Vintage
MATERIAL
18K Gold, White Gold, Platinum

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Whimsical Vintage Fifties French turle brooch set with diamonds and a 35crt ruby

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