Simply sublime, late Victorian, hand crafted, stone on stone inlay, Italian pietra dura brooch featuring a lovely blue forget me not. The Italian phrase "pietra dura" translates to "hard stone" in English. This particular type of stone work has its origins in antiquity and saw subsequent revival during the period of the Italian Renaissance in the late sixteenth century. This absolutely gorgeous brooch is constructed of a black hard stone and varied forms of jasper set in an 18k gold (750, i.e., European 18k gold mark) bezel with a subtle twisted rope accent. What a stylishly sophisticated way to stay close to the heart of a loved one.
Composition: 18k gold and hard stone.
Period: Circa 1890s.
Weight: 6.1 grams.
Mark: "750" on bezel reverse.
Condition: Excellent to near mint.
Dimensions: 1" height x 1 1/4" length.
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