Rare, French, Silver Early Victorian ‘Fleur de Lys’ rose-cut Diamond and Pearl cloak pin, with Crab Hallmark
Antique, Victorian, french silver (800 fineness) rose-cut diamond and pearl cloak pin, featuring a 8.5 mm circle of silver, mounted with a rose-cut diamond in a crimped setting, above this is three pearls depicting the ‘fleur de lys’. Beneath this centre section is a smaller diamond mounted in a silver rose bud setting. Complete with silver pin and circle fitting.
Hallmarked with two crabs (french hallmarks for antique silver) together with makers initials (undeciperable).
The head of the pin measures: 13 x 19.7mm
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.
MEASUREMENTS: 18.7 x 50mm
HALLMARKS: As above
DATE: Victorian (1901-1910)
PRODUCT CODE: ST247