Spectacular classic Retro c. 1940's in style, this versatile and rare gold brooch has a whimsical diamond and ruby "pin" threaded into a 14K gold ribbon. Expertly accented with a deeply engraved Florentine finish, the brooch is a deep pink and slightly green gold color with white gold appropriately around the diamonds.
The genuine rubies are a luscious blood red color, like the best Burmese rubies found in this period of jewelry. There are 13 round rubies 1.5 mm to 2 mm in size, estimated at a total weight of .50 ct. The 21 full cut diamonds have an estimated total weight of .33 ct., and they are H VS1 in color and clarity.
The brooch is an impressive 2.63 inch long by 1.20 inch wide. It weighs 22.2 grams. There are no marks, but it tests positive for 14K and is American. An appraisal dating from 2013 puts a value of $4,850.00 on this lovely piece.