Antique Brooch Natural Pearl Certified 18k Gold Silver Diamonds Victorian (6578)


Antique Victorian Napoleon III brooch. 18k gold, silver, diamonds and a large, baroque natural pearl. Made in France, 19th century. Accompanied by certificate LFG no. 336369 of 19/4/2018 (French Gemological Society).

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Measurements: Length of brooch is approximately 1 3/8 inches (3.5cm). Pearl is certified as 22.4 X 9.9 X 8.3 mm. Weighs 5.8 grams. <P><P>
Description : Naturalistic, organic design, like a large fruit with a stem winding around it. The main body is a large natural baroque pearl, with a delightfully full shape like a ripe fruit. One side with Old European Cut diamonds forming leaves and flowers and then ribbons of rose cut diamonds winding around the pearl, like a twisting vine. C-clasp to the pin. A small gold loop indicates that the brooch could also be used as a pendant.  <P><P>
Typical of Victorian jewelry, the diamonds are set in silver with a gold backing.  <P><P>
Certificate states that pearl is a natural, saltwater pearl with no signs of treatment and color white/cream.  <P><P>
Came in an old leather jewelry pouch, which we will include as well.  <P><P>
Marks: French owl mark for 18k gold appears on the pin and on the gold side of the brooch.     <P><P>
Condition: Good with minor wear commensurate with age and use.  Please see enlarged pictures and don't hesitate to ask questions which we will do our best to answer.

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