Vintage Art Deco 14k white gold diamond and synthetic blue sapphire stick pin. Measures 2-1/2" total length. The head measures 1/2" x 7/16". Weighs 1.8 grams. Features a round European cut 2.5mm diameter (.05 carat) diamond in the center surrounded by 4 rectangular baguette synthetic blue sapphires each measuring 4mm x 2mm, that form a diamond shaped pattern around the diamond. The diamond is eye clean, and has lots of sparkle. Fine milgrained bead work throughout the settings. Hallmarked "14K" on the side of the pin shank. Very nice for a mans tie pin. Also would make a nice conversion into a stickpin ring, which is quite on trend. In excellent well cared for condition, circa 1920.
Sapphire is the blue variety of the mineral corundum. In the late 1800s, corundum became the first gem to be created in a laboratory by French chemist Auguste Verneuil. In 1902, he announced the development of his flame-fusion synthesizing process. In the 1920's, the early Art Deco years, synthetic ruby and sapphire (both the mineral CORUNDUM), were extremely popular and also the norm, for that timeline. Synthetic corundum, ruby and sapphire, have the IDENTICAL physical and chemical properties as their natural counterparts. This means that they have the same crystal structure, specific gravity, refractive index, hardness, birefringence, and pleochroism as their natural counterparts.
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