Fabulous, Edwardian, 8.00 carat aquamarine, brooch, pendant, platinum, Old European Cut Diamonds, cultured pearls....it doesn't get much better than this! Whenever I walk into one of my favorite dealer's shop when I'm on the East coast, my heart races, my eyes brighten....I never know what I'm going to find! He has the most fabulous jewelry, collected from all over Europe, from royal families, from titled aristocracy. Once in awhile he has a special treasure for me and it's always a treasure! And this stunning piece is one of my all-time favorites. I love the way there is a bar of 14K gold with two rings that slips over the pin, which was most likely added much later. That way you can slide your favorite chain through the rings and voila! The brooch turns into a wonderful pendant. Very versatile to be able to wear it as two pieces!
There is a prong set lozenge shaped brilliant cut natural aquamarine, measuring 26.39 x 11.37 x 7.50mm, weighing approximately 8.00 carats, type I, medium saturation, slightly greenish blue, slightly grayish in color with a very good cut. There are 14 prong set Old European cut diamonds, which have a bright, white I/J color, perfectly sparkling clear VS1-VS2 in clarity, weighing approximately 34/100 of a carat. There are eight cultured pearls, 3.0mm in size.
The piece is set in a tested platinum hand fabricated brooch/pendant, meaning it has 950/1000ths of pure platinum. The bar of 14K yellow gold, meaning it has 58.3% fineness of pure gold, was likely added much later in time, perhaps the 50's. Stamped Kohn, a famous maker in Westfield, New Jersey for 107 years. There are leaves of platinum set with diamonds surrounding the central stone, interspersed with cultured pearls. Beautifully made! The piece measures 1 1/8th of an inch from top to bottom and 1.5 inches from east to west. The total piece weighs 9.51 grams.
Antique Edwardian Kohn 8.00 Carat Aquamarine, Diamond, Pearl Brooch/Pendant 14K Gold & Platinum
$6,999 $8,599 SALE