** Special price reduction---for your Special Valentine !! (From $275, to $225 !)
From the Georgian Era, this exquisite Black Dot Paste Sterling Brooch has a large Pink - Red Ruby Paste in its center. All close backed, the rest of the pastes are clear Diamond Pastes that are Foil Backed. They are cushion cut (some almost round), in settings both crimped and bead set. The its clear pastes all have a Black Dot painted on the bottom of the culet.
Dated to 1780, the setting has a high purity of minimum .925 solid Sterling Silver---professionally tested ! Of course, being from the Georgian Era, it is unmarked.
It measures a 1.45" by 1.35" & has a raised, stepped center, making it .5" deep. This is not including the "c" clasp pin back, which looks original to the piece. Interestingly, the raised centerpiece has a light gold backing that the rest doesn't have.
*** Since the stones are all angled outward a bit, it's hard to see the black dots in most of the photos. You can see them a little in the 3rd photo where it is angled upward, and the photo in my hand with the chain through it. It's angled down a bit & you can see some of the black dots in the pastes that border the top edge of the ruby paste.
Wonderful to wear as one normally would any Brooch---but would be FABULOUS worn at the neck of a buttoned up blouse. **Can also be worn as a Pendant, as I've shown in photos, threading a delicate sterling chain through the openwork design. Glittering as it moves, it is CERTAIN to catch the eye of many admirers !
In Great Antique Condition, with fantastic Sturdy construction ! In marvelous condition for a piece that is over 200 years old, with small scrapes and abrasions to the pastes expected of a piece this age. The ruby paste is slightly raised to one side a bit. Weight is 14.80 grams.
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VALENTINE SPECIAL ! Gorgeous Black Dot Georgian Ruby & Diamond Paste Glittering Sterling Antique Brooch, circa 1780
$225 $360 SALE
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