Antique Victorian 14K Stick Pin Bouquet Brooch, Diamond, Chrysoberyl Cat's Eye, Lapis Lazuli, Ruby Etc.
C. late 1800’s
Stick pins were very popular in 19th century to degree that some jewelers were making
bouquet brooches from them.
Presented is an amazing bouquet comprised from 10 stick pins (left to right):
• oval engraved gold with tiger eye cabochon.
The head measures 16 mm X 10 mm
• seed pearl shamrock, 7 mm X 4 mm
• oval engraved gold with 2 mm diamond mounted with 8-point bead setting,
19 mm X 10 mm
• gold crown with 5 seed pearls, 12 mm X 7 mm
• Well detailed gold Gibson girl head relief 15 mm X 12 mm
• Sterling spider with cat's eye chryzoberyl cabochon body,
approx. 10 mm X 10 mm. The right middle leg is shortened.
• Gold filled beetle with opal and amethyst glass body, approx. 10 mm X 10 mm.
• Oval engraved gold with 2 mm faceted ruby mounted with 8-point bead setting,
19 mm X 10 mm.
• Mississippi river pearl 10 mm X 6 mm on gold stick needle.
• Gold oval, 16 mm X 11 mm, with lapis lazuli cabochon and blue guilloche enamel.
There is a sharp needle on the back of the Gibson girl. It is used for hanging the brooch,
which is then secured with the CC clasp.
Most of the stick pins and the central brooch are from 14K to 18K,
Gibson girl 12K, spider pin is sterling, beetle pin is gold filled.
All gold acid tested.
It weighs 16.6 grams.
The whole brooch is 56 mm tall, 66 mm wide.
Excellent antique condition.
Antique Victorian 14K Stick Pin Bouquet Brooch Diamond Chrysoberyl Cat's Eye Lapis Ruby Etc.