Antique Georgian brooch with detachable parts (pendant and earrings). 14k gold, amethysts, diamonds, silver. Made circa 1790. <P><P>
Comes in antique, fitted box. <P><P>
Measurements: Weight is 21.10 grams. Total length is approximately 3 inches. 10.95ct diamonds.
Please see below for full description. <P><P>
Description : Scrolling, tiara shaped surmount of diamonds like a setting or rising sun, with rays of waving ribbons or arms, scrolling up and down in sensuous and serpentine curves, with foliage theme on the sides. A larger diamond is set in the center at the bottom of the surmount, from which a large oval amethyst surrounded by a border of closely set rose cut diamonds in turn suspending a drop with a bow of diamonds, foliage of diamonds and center of oval amethyst. On either side are matching amethyst drops with diamond accents, the whole in a girandole design. <P><P>
The 3 drops of the girandole can be removed. They are attached via long wires and loops. The outer pair of amethysts can be worn as earrings (wires are not present) and the central drop as a pendant. Simple c-clasp.
Workmanship, design and aesthetics are outstanding. Amethysts of a lovely purple shade and diamonds are bright and lively. <P><P>
Marks and Metal: as is to be expected, there are no marks on the jewel. Gold was electronically and acid tested to ensure metal purity. <P><P>
Condition: Good with minor wear commensurate with age. Please see enlarged pictures and don't hesitate to ask questions which we will do our best to answer. <P><P> Brooch was independantly appraised and valued at US$50000.00
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