Exquisite Victorian 9ct Rose Gold mabe Pearl & diamond bar brooch, Circa 1860
This lovely antique brooch is beautifully made around the mid Victorian era.
in rose gold with a central cluster, featuring a 7mm, natural
saltwater, mabe pearl surrounded by twelve rose-cut diamonds and one
replacement eight-cut. The cluster is mounted in a crown setting on a
knive edged bar, decorated with a further six rose-cut diamonds.
Complete with base metal pin & C-clasp fitting (earlier victorian brooches had base metal pins for added strength).
The natural pearl has a lovely silvery, purple colour with a thick nacre and sheen.
There are a total of nineteen rose-cut diamonds with an estimated carat weight of approx 0.30ct
This antique brooch is beautifully presented in a new black leatherette and velvet box
MEASUREMENTS: 55 x 10.5mm
WEIGHT: 4 grams
HALLMARKS: none – tested as 9ct
CONDITION: Good, though one of the diamonds has been replaced – please see images.
DATE: Victorian (1837 to 1901)
PRODUCT CODE: BR232
DIAMONDS – One of the original diamond cuts, the rose cut diamond dates
back to the 1500’s. It has between 3 to 24 triangular facets. The rose
cut diamonds peak into a dome or kite-shape, designed to resemble the
soft curve of a rose petal, hence its name!