Exquisite, Edwardian platinum & gold Diamond & Alexandrite? stick pin, Circa 1901
A fine, Edwardian stickpin featuring a central 4mm faceted Alexandrite? mounted in a gold claw setting surrounded by nine diamonds mounted in platinum and 18ct yellow gold, complete with barley twist pin. – please see images
The central gemstone has not been tested, but it looks like an Alexandrite, the gemstone looks blue / green in natural daylight an d purple / red in incandescent light. (There are tiny flea bites on the gemstone only visible under a jewellers loupe).
Amazingly as I hold the pin and move in different forms or light the colour changes instantly – it is fascinating to watch, this pin would make a great addition to a collection!
Alexandrite was first mined in the 1830s and named after Czar Alexander II. Since the stone resembled Imperial Russia’s military colors, it soon became popular.
The diamonds are beautiful old-cuts, they are bright and lively with an estimated total carat weight of 0.27ct.
The head of the stick pin measures 9mm
Perfect for a Vintage wedding, the stick pin looks stunning on a tie or cravat and makes a great family heirloom to pass on through the generations.
Beautifully presented in a new black leatherette and velvet box as displayed.
MEASUREMENTS: 9mm, length 64.5mm
WEIGHT: 2.5 grams
HALLMARKS: None – tested to at least 15ct gold possibly 18ct
CONDITION: Very Good
DATE: Edwardian (1901 to 1910)
PRODUCT CODE: ST171