RARE, Fine Edwardian 15ct, 15k, 625 Gold & Silver, Diamond and Ruby, Snipe birds, bar brooch, tie pin C1910
A quality, antique, bird, bar brooch beautifully crafted in silver & gold.
This realistically modelled pair of Snipe birds is embellished with a total of thirty-six diamonds mounted in silver, each bird has a cabachon Ruby eye and contrasting gold beak and feet.
The pair of birds are surmounted on a gold brooch fitting.
Complete with over locking, secure clasp.
The diamonds are a mix of rose-cut and old european cut gemstones.
The bird measures 31 x 15mm
Not hallmarked – tested as 15ct gold
MEASUREMENTS: 15 x 36mm
WEIGHT: 4.3 GRAMS
HALLMARKS: As above
DATE: Edwardian (1901 to 1910)
ROSE CUT DIAMONDS
Considered one of the original diamond cuts, the rose cut diamond dates back to the early 1500s.
With anywhere from three to 24 triangular facets, rose cut diamonds peak into a dome or kite-shape.
This structure resembles the soft curve of a rose petal, hence its name