This Victorian gold and citrine brooch is an outstanding piece of antique jewellery; fine craftsmanship and a dazzling stone make it a must have for antique jewellery collectors, In effect it is a rectangular brooch, but the edges are scalloped – giving the appearance of braces (squiggly brackets) – along each edge and the profile is slightly domed with a central oval border to contain the stone. Design-wise, the gold is etched with stylised acanthus leaves – very Victorian – while the ring which sets the stone is embossed in a similar style.
The stone itself is a beautiful lemon coloured citrine, flattened at the top with champhered, faceted sides and a diamond facet to the underside. To allow room for the pin, which is secured with a C-clasp and fine safety chain, the underside of the gold is domed . As with much Victorian jewellery the gold is not marked but tests fully as 9 carat. A stunning piece of elegant, simple Victorian jewellery.
This brooch comes in remarkable condition. The face of the gold is unmarked – maybe a little worn from a century of polishing – and there is a minor dent to the rear close to the pin hinge – very minor though. The pin, hinge and clasp are intact as is the safety chain. The gorgeous citrine is a high quality stone, bright and clear with a perfect cut.
- 1.4 x 1.25 inches (3.6 x 3.2 cm)
- approx 0.4 inches (1 cm) deep
- 1.2 inch (3 cm) pin
- 3 inch (7.5 cm) safety chain
- 0.75 x 0.6 inch (2 x 1.5 cm) stone
Letter A – £8.50
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